2019 FIAT 500 Review with Prices, Specs & Photos
About the FIAT 500
Unmistakably Italian, there are a variety of reasons why the FIAT® 500 has remained an automotive icon. Its standard turbocharged engine and sport-tuned suspension transform even the most mundane commutes into a fun-sized thrill ride. 13 stylish paint colors finished in metallic, nonmetallic or premium tri-coat help you customize the look of your 500 to match your own unique personality. Don’t let its subcompact stature fool you. The interior of the FIAT 500 hatchback is purposefully designed to feel so much roomier than a traditional compact. Driver-friendly features like Uconnect® 3 and a 7-inch customizable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display give you complete control of information and media. Craving more thrills? 500 Abarth models kicks it up a notch with a 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine that delivers up to 160 horsepower and up to 183 lb-ft of torque.
What the Critics Say
Say goodbye to boring with this adorable scoop of Italian gelato—the Fiat 500 is ready to brighten up your garage.” — Car and Driver
The 2019 Fiat 500 can navigate through busy streets with ease, making it a solid option for city dwellers. Its distinctive styling is also a perk.” — U.S. News & World Report
What’s New for 2019
Only minimal changes have been made to the FIAT 500 for the 2019 model year. Its 1.4-liter turbocharged engine is now standard across the lineup. Other newly-standard features include larger 16-inch wheels, sport brakes and suspension, body-colored front and rear fascias, fog lights, and a Turbo badge. For the first time since 2016, the retro 1957 Edition returns to the lineup.
FIAT 500 Features
If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, few vehicles can match the iconic Italian styling fun-to-drive personality of the FIAT 500. Whether you choose a soft top Cabrio or a hardtop hatchback, there are virtually limitless possibilities when customizing the look of your 500 to suit your tastes. Heated exterior mirrors, stylish 16-inch wheels, and a bold body-color fascia are just a few of the eye-catching features of the 500 Pop and Lounge. Turn up the excitement with a rear diffuser, motorsports-inspired splitter, and blacked-out accents on the 500 Abarth. On Cabrio models, a dual-layer soft top can be closed at speeds of up to 50 MPH for a truly open-air driving experience.
With standard turbo engines across the entire model range, the FIAT 500 is ready for a standing ovation. Pop and Lounge come equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo 16-valve four-cylinder engine which produces 135 horsepower, 150 lb-ft of torque, and up to 28 city / 33 highway MPG**. Craving more excitement? FIAT 500 Abarth models dial up the thrills with 160 horsepower and 183 lb-ft of torque, a performance suspension, performance brakes, and dual bright exhaust tips. All 500 models are available with Sport Mode which unleashes the full power of the turbo engines through linear throttle response and specific engine calibration settings.
Equally as stylish as it is comfortable, the cabin of the FIAT 500 is a true Italian masterpiece. Bucket seats on Pop and Lounge models are designed for comfort while Abarth models feature striking Rosso (red) accent stitching on both the premium cloth or available heated leather-trimmed front seats. Replacing traditional gauges, the 7-inch customizable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display delivers real-time information using full-color graphics. Standard Uconnect® 3 features a 5-inch full-color touchscreen, a media hub with a USB port and an auxiliary input, Voice Command, GPS Navigation, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and much more. An available BeatsAudio™ Premium Sound System includes an eight-channel 506-watt amplifier and nine speakers.
Trims & Specs
500 Pop (Cabrio Available)
- Starting at $16,245 MRSP*
- 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo Engine with 135 Horsepower and 150 lb-ft Torque
- Sport Tuned Suspension and Performance Brake System
- Uconncet® 5.0 Radio with a Full-Color Touchscreen, Streaming Audio, Hands-Free Calling, and More
- 16-Inch Titanium Aluminum Wheels
- Rear Back-up Camera
500 1957 Retro Edition (Cabrio Available)
- Starting at $19,745 MSRP*
- Two-Tone Paint Package
- Body-Color 16-Inch Retro Wheels
- Retro FIAT® Brand Badging
- Retro Marrone (Brown) Leather Seats
- Auto Temp Control Air Conditioning w/Micron Filter
500 Lounge (Cabrio Available)
- Starting at $19,745 MSRP*
- Heated, Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
- Fog Lamps and Chrome Power Heated Mirrors
- Fixed Glass Roof
- Rear Park Assist
- 16-Inch Painted Aluminum Wheels
- Starting at $20,495 MSRP*
- 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo Engine with 160 Horsepower and 183 lb-ft Torque
- Perforated Cloth High-Back Bucket Seats with Luxury Floor Mats
- 3 Mode Electronic Stability Control
- Perforated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Leather-Wrapped Shift Knob
- 16-Inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels