The Fiat 500 is, as mentioned, a very customisable car with endless options to make the car suit your personality. But the standard specification for the Fiat 500 will get you 15” alloy wheels, Fiat’s 7” touchscreen infotainment system and cruise control. It is powered by either a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbocharged or 1.2L 4-cylinder engine producing either 69hp or 101hp.
A used Fiat 500 is an economical car in the city, but when it comes to longer motorway journeys, it can be a little more thirsty than other cars in its class but nothing to worry about. It averages around 35mpg combined for the 1.0L and around 33mpg combined for the 1.2L engine. The big thing for Fiat owners is their reliability, you will find (in most cases) that the Fiat 500 is extremely versatile and won’t be expensive even if something goes wrong.
The Fiat 500 is probably the most iconic car in its class thanks to its long history and stylish looks. But there are other challengers out there that give the 500 a good run for its money. Its main competitor would be the better-equipped and made German Volkswagen Polo, but this is a good bit more expensive than the little Italian car. Other competitors include the fellow Italian Alfa Romeo MiTo or the stylish and affordable French Citroen C1.