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Q: What does Fiat stand for?

A: The name "Fiat" is an acronym that stands for "Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino". In English, this translates to "Factory Italian Automotive Turin". The word Fiat also means "let there be" in Latin. 

Q: Who is Fiat owned by?

A: The Fiat brand is owned by FCA Italy - an Italian subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. 

Q: What Fiats are sold in the US?

A: Fiat currently produces five different models that are for sale on the US market. These models include the Fiat 500, the Fiat 500X, the Fiat 500L, the Fiat 500e, and the Fiat 124 Spider. 

Q: How long has Fiat been around?

A: Fiat was first founded in 1899, making Fiat one of the oldest automotive brands still on the market today.

About Fiat

Setting trends and breaking the mold for over 200 years, Fiat is an Italian automotive brand that is known today for producing some of the most uniquely recognizable vehicles on the road. Fiat was first founded all the way back in 1899, making the Fiat one of the oldest automotive brands still on the market today. This degree of longevity is something that Fiat has been able to accomplish thanks in no small part to the brand's sleek and attractive styling, upscale interiors, and unique exterior designs that have carved out their own definition of what a vehicle should like. 

Today, Fiat offers a number of cars and SUVs for sale on the US market. Those looking to purchase a sleek and upscale compact car are sure to appreciate vehicles such as the Fiat 500 and the all-electric Fiat 500e. Those on the market for a roomy yet agile SUV, meanwhile, will find a lot to love about the Fiat 500L and Fiat 500X. Lastly, if you are looking for a swift and eye-catching convertible coupe, the Fiat 124 Spider is a vehicle that is well worth considering. 

No matter which Fiat model you choose, though, you can rest assured that you are getting a unique and attractive vehicle that is sure to turn heads. If you are interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind automotive brand, be sure to explore the Fiat models that we have available for sale at CarMax. 

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Fiat reliability rating (by RepairPal)

RepairPal gave Fiat an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Fiat 6th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Fiat models is $451, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Fiat owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.8 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 9% across all Fiat models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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