2018 Fiat 500e review

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  • Nimble handling
  • Easy to park
  • Appealing aesthetics


  • Limited cargo space
  • Tight back seat
  • Lacks robust collection of driver aids

Battery range (EPA estimate)

84 miles

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Personality-driven EV for city slickers

If you’re looking for an electric vehicle that doesn’t skimp on style, you might love the 2018 Fiat 500e. The two-door electric hatchback packs a lot of personality into a pint-size package with its vivid exterior paint colors, toy-like body shape, and round headlights that instantly charm onlookers. You can squeeze this car into tight parking spaces and weave in and out of traffic seamlessly, thanks to its nimble handling. Backing up is easy as well, now that the 2018 model comes equipped with a standard rearview camera. While the back seat is tighter than most families would prefer, the 2018 Fiat 500e would make a great choice for an urban-dwelling couple.

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What is new for the 2018 Fiat 500e?

  • 500e trims have been upgraded with Memory Seat(s), Power Seat(s), Rear View Camera, Rear Spoiler, and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.

2018 Fiat 500e trims

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  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Fiat 500e

1. Easy to park 

Tired of scouring busy streets to find a roomy parking space? The 2018 Fiat 500e has a short wheelbase and narrow track that make it easy to slip into spaces that would be too small for many other vehicles. It also comes with a rear park assist system and a backup camera that helps ease the pressure of navigating crowded parking lots. 

2. Cute aesthetics 

If you appreciate cars with personality, the 2018 Fiat 500e will win you over with its whimsical look. The petite two-door hatchback brims with stylish touches, like charming round headlights, an expressive silhouette, and a propeller-inspired grille. Amp up its character with six striking available paint color options to look out for, including Spitfire Orange, silver metallic, pearl white, and Vesuvius black. 

3. Great sound system 

Set the mood for your drive by streaming your favorite playlist in the 2018 Fiat 500e. It comes with an Alpine® Premium Audio System as part of its standard features, giving you six high-performance speakers strategically placed around the car. You can easily adjust the volume and forward to the next track using the convenient steering wheel-mounted audio controls. 

4. Intuitive tech 

A five-inch touchscreen display takes center stage on the dashboard of the 2018 Fiat 500e, allowing you to access a multitude of features on the Uconnect® infotainment system. It includes an AM/FM radio, integrated voice command, Bluetooth® integration with streaming audio, hands-free calling, and voice-to-text messaging.

 You can also tune in to the available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, or use the auxiliary input or USB port to access music on your personal device.

5. Peppy driving character 

The 2018 Fiat 500e has ample instant torque to provide relatively peppy acceleration for an electric vehicle, going from zero to 60 mph in about 9.5 seconds. Its nimble handling lends itself to turning around tight corners and curving back roads. Overall, it’s smooth to drive on city streets and keeps you comfortable on short errand runs and long days of touring, with an EPA-estimated range of 84 miles on a full charge.

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Fiat 500e features and specs

Base 2WD 2D Hatchback

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Alpine Sound System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.7"/R 27.6"

Head room

F 38.9"/R 35.5"

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