2012 FIAT 500  -  $16,200


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,200
Base Invoice: $15,690
Destination Charge: $700
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Pop
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 33 | City: 30 | Hwy: 38
Body Style: Pop
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 1.4L 16-valve I4 multi-air engine

Pros

Sporty handling, surprising performance; room for four adults; European luxury in a small package


Model Highlights

FIAT's 500 for America delivers Italian panache with an enthusiastic punch. A standard 1.4L 4-cylinder engine delivers 101 horsepower. Not a lot of power, but the 500 weighs just over 2300 lbs. The car is front-wheel drive and comes with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and standard stability control.

FIAT supposes the new generation FIAT 500 owner wants his or her car to be engaging, individualized, ecologically responsible and technologically savvy as they are. To that end FIAT delivers a 4-adult-passenger package clothed in a modern interpretation of details from its tiny predecessor, filled with sporting comfort and 21st-century science. The car has attracted an enthusiastic following among young urban professionals since its 2007 introduction in Europe.

The first of three trims is the "Pop," which comes with 15-inch painted wheels with shiny trim and includes seven air bags, climate control, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with an auxiliary audio input. There is a Vehicle Information Center with a broad range of analysis and display reporting, including tire pressure. The "Sport" is recognized by its 16-inch alloy wheels and unique front and rear panels, includes all this and adds a number of visual cues to the exterior, while upgrading the audio system to a BOSE with six of their premium speakers. FIAT's BLUE&ME hands-free communication technology is included as is a USB port and iPod control capability. Top of the line is the "Lounge" as the name suggests is a bit softer and has a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the BOSE system adds satellite radio and a security system. A fixed, tinted glass roof is also part of the Lounge style kit.

All current FIAT 500 models are front-wheel drive and powered by a 1.4-liter, DOHC, 16 valve, 4-cylinder engine with sequential multi-port fuel injection. It delivers 101 hp and 98 lb-ft of torque. While those are modest numbers for 2011, the FIAT 500 weighs 200 pounds less than a Mini Cooper. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard on the Pop and Sport models, with a 6-speed automatic an option. The Lounge model comes only with the automatic. The manual transmission can attain 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway.

Five different wheel and tire packages are available, and a range of unique striping and graphic materials can be dealer-installed. Interior environments can be had in black or ivory and 14 seat color and material combinations compliment 14 different exterior/interior paint colors.


Model News

Available in Europe since 2007-- the brand-new FIAT 500 arrives in North America for the 2012 model year.


Value Writeup

The 2012 FIAT 500 combines European styling and an impressively low price point. It's intended to compete directly with another miniature European import, the MINI Cooper. However, the FIAT features better fuel economy, a lower price and more compact dimensions all around. It's one of the smallest cars available in the US, but seats 4, features as standard, heated power-adjustable mirrors, remote keyless entry, seven airbags and stability control.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7

EPA Classification
Minicompact Car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
38 MPG

Cruising Range - City
315.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
30 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
33 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
399.00 mi

Engine Order Code
EAB

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
1.4L/83

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
101 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
DDF

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105

Total Cooling System Capacity
4.6 qts

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
75.6 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
40.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
49.4 in

Front Hip Room
47.9 in

Second Head Room
35.6 in

Second Leg Room
31.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
46.4 in

Second Hip Room
42.6 in

Wheelbase
90.6 in

Length, Overall
139.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
64.1 in

Height, Overall
59.8 in

Track Width, Front
55.4 in

Track Width, Rear
55.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Liftover Height
27.7 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
9.5 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
30.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2363 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Axle

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Order Code
T1A

Rear Tire Order Code
T1A

Front Tire Size
185/55R15

Rear Tire Size
185/55R15

Front Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
30.6 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.1 x 0.9 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.4 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
10.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V550000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 10, 2011

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FLUID

Potential Number of Units Affected
340

Summary
CHRYSLER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 DODGE JOURNEY AND FIAT 500 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 24, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2011. SOME VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH CONTAMINATED BRAKE FLUID AND MAY EXPERIENCE A DEGRADATION OF THE SEALING COMPONENTS WITHIN THE BRAKE SYSTEM.

Consequence
THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF BRAKING ABILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

CHRYSLER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE ALL BRAKE COMPONENTS THAT COME IN CONTACT WITH HYDRAULIC BRAKE FLUID. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V302000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 16, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
39,217

Summary
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2012-2016 Fiat 500 vehicles manufactured June 21, 2010, through January 12, 2016, equipped with a manual transmission. The clutch diaphragm spring may fracture and fail, causing an inability to switch gears.

Consequence
If the clutch diaphragm spring fails, the driver may not be able to shift gears or the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

The remedy for this recall will include the installation of a clutch pedal limiter and a clutch pedal switch. Interim notices were mailed to owners on June 28, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is S34.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
14.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
These ratings apply to vehicles manufactured on or after January 4, 2012.

1.4L 16-valve I4 multi-air engine

5-speed manual transmission

Engine cover w/Fiat logo

Hill start assist

Front wheel drive

500-amp maintenance free battery

105-amp alternator

Normal duty suspension

Electric pwr steering

4-wheel pwr anti-lock disc brakes

Chrome exhaust tip

15" x 6" steel wheels -inc: 15" wheel covers

Delete spare tire -inc: tire service kit

185/55R15 tires

Body-color fascias

Black belt molding

Bi-function projector beam halogen headlamps

Body-color pwr heated mirrors

Tinted glass windows

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper w/washer

Bright license plate brow

Chrome door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player

Aux audio input jack

(6) speakers

Blue&Me hands-free communication

Removable short mast antenna

Cloth bucket seats

Driver seat height adjuster

Driver seat memory

Front seat reactive head restraints

50/50 split fold-down rear seat

Passenger in-seat cushion storage

Floor carpet

Front floor mats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Steering wheel audio controls

Tilt steering column

Tachometer

Vehicle info center

Body-color instrument panel bezels

Pwr windows w/front 1-touch down

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry

Speed control

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning w/micron filter

Rear window defroster

Locking glove box

(2) front cupholders

(2) rear floor-mounted cupholders

Aux 12V pwr outlet

Door trim w/cloth inserts

Chrome interior door handles

Front sunvisors w/vanity mirrors

Front reading/map lamps

Rear cargo area lamp

Urethane shift knob

Driver & front passenger seatback pockets

Rear cargo shelf panel

Electronic stability control

Daytime running headlamps

Driver & front passenger advanced multi-stage frontal airbags

Supplemental front seat side airbags

Driver side knee bag

Front & rear side curtain airbags

Front passenger seat belt alert

Child seat latch-ready anchor system

Tire pressure monitoring warning lamp

 
NATIONAL DELIVERY
$0

 
HAWAII DELIVERY
$50

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
1.4L 16-VALVE I4 MULTI-AIR ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED AISIN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,250

 
21A CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
22A CUSTOMER PREFERRED ORDER SELECTION PKG
$0

 
15" X 6" STEEL WHEELS
$0

 
15" X 6" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$500

 
DELETE SPARE TIRE
$0

 
COMPACT SPARE TIRE
$450

 
ARGENTO (SILVER)
$0

 
AZZURRO (BLUE)
$0

 
BIANCO (WHITE)
$0

 
BIANCO PERLA (PEARL WHITE TRI-COAT)
$500

 
RAME (COPPER)
$0

 
ESPRESSO
$0

 
GIALLO (YELLOW)
$0

 
GRIGIO (GREY)
$0

 
MOCHA LATTE
$0

 
NERO (BLACK)
$0

 
ROSSO (RED)
$0

 
ROSSO BRILLANTE (RED TRI-COAT)
$500

 
VERDE CHIARO (LIGHT GREEN)
$0

 
VERDE OLIVA (OLIVE GREEN)
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
IVORY INTERIOR, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
BLACK INTERIOR, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
GREY SEATS
$0

 
BROWN SEATS
$0

 
RED SEATS
$0

 
BLUE&ME HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION PKG
$0

 
BOSE PREMIUM AUDIO PKG
$1,250

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$50

 
PWR SUNROOF
$850

 
SMOKER'S GROUP
$30


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