Fiat 500

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

83
Priced From $15,500
MPG 34.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback Scores for this style only
ConvertibleConvertible Scores for this style only

Detroit Free Press

06/23/11
2011-06-23
88
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

The 2012 Fiat 500 coupe is an eye-opening double-shot of espresso to the subcompact segment. It should also be a wakeup call to any automaker who thinks it can still get away with selling dull, poorly equipped small cars.

MotorWeek

08/05/11
2011-08-05
88
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible

Inexpensive, stylish, unique: these are all reasons to love the 500 Cabrio, but our favorite reason is that while it has acquired a convertible top, it has retained the fun-to-drive nature that we loved so much in the Coupe.

Motor Trend

08/30/12
2012-08-30
87
100

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Karla Sanchez Karla Sanchez Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

The bellissima Fiat 500 didn’t mind getting dirty, and instead of having a light appetite, it swallowed big portions of gear. Overall, it proved more than capable of handling the needs of this active urbanite.

Automobile Magazine

02/22/11
2011-02-22
86
100

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Jason Cammisa Jason Cammisa 7.0 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

Even after fourteen hours behind the wheel in miserable Manhattan traffic, I want a Fiat 500, badly. Almost everyone we spoke to wants one, too, just because of the way it looks.

Detroit News

07/14/11
2011-07-14
86
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible

Few cars handle the city streets with as much fun as the 500c. It mixes agility, bursts of speed and one of the most friendly exteriors available.

New York Times

03/08/11
2011-03-08
86
100

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James G. Cobb James G. Cobb Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

The longer I drove the 500, the more I got into the spirit of the thing. If you zip around Manhattan as if you’re in a congested European capital — revving, weaving, shifting, darting and perhaps honking, Italian-style — it’s like being on holiday on the Continent.

Automobile Magazine

10/13/11
2011-10-13
86
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible

While a sliding canvas roof may not provide the transformative style that a true convertible does, the Fiat 500 has plenty of style already.

USA Today

05/19/11
2011-05-19
86
100

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James R. Healey James R. Healey 7.1 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

If we’re going to save the planet by taking less space and using less fuel, let’s do it in Fiat 500s — almost impossibly stylish, and graced with an engine that loves to run hard and doesn’t use a lot of fuel doing so.

Washington Post

05/20/11
2011-05-20
86
100

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

I love the Fiat 500 Sport. It is a commuter designed for playing hooky, a sparkling bean of a car seemingly more toy than passenger conveyance, yet one serious in all respects of an automobile.

CarReview.com

07/25/11
2011-07-25
85
100

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

Engine displacement is not the reason museum curators want to hang this design trophy on their wall. Rather, the 500’s innate sense of style defines the car, not its performance.

AutoBlog.com

07/26/11
2011-07-26
85
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Convertible

If you’re interested in style at a price, the 500 is where it’s at. And the smiles-per-mile quotient is easily tilted in favor of the open-roof 500C, despite its paltry 53-pound weight penalty.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

10/31/11
2011-10-31
85
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 Fiat 500 Hatchback

Even if the FIAT 500 Lounge isn’t especially fun to drive, it is nevertheless thoroughly fun. The styling is engagingly cute yet also elegant. In Lounge form the car’s easygoing driving character fits.

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