2014 FIAT 500 Review

OVERALL RATING 3.6 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.8 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.2 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    2.5 of 5.0
CarSession
14 Jul 2014
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FIAT is a renowned Italian car manufacturer. The company is known for producing some of the finest vehicles ever. Their latest creation is the 2014 FIAT 500. It is the perfect car for driving within the city. It is economical in terms of gas mileage and easy to maneuver even in heavy traffic.

Engine Specifications

The basic specifications of the engine in the 2014 FIAT 500 are the same across all trims. The only difference is that some trims offer a turbocharged version of the engine. The basic engine design in the 2014 FIAT 500 is an inline type. This engine has four cylinders and the capacity of 1.4 liters. This engine may seem like its small, but it generates a substantial amount of power. Moreover, it provides an incredible gas mileage. If you want more power, you can always opt for a turbocharged variant. Those engine variants will give you a slightly lower gas mileage. But you will get a lot of power in return.

Performance

The basic naturally aspirated engine of the 2014 FIAT 500 produces a fair amount of horsepower. You can get as much as 101 ponies at 6500 RPM without breaking a sweat. This engine produces 98 pounds of torque per feet. For a car of its stature, the 2014 FIAT 500 produces immense power. The best aspect of this car is the gas mileage. If you are driving within the city, you can get 31 miles to a gallon. However, if you drive on the highway, you can get 40 miles to a gallon. If you want more power, you can opt for the turbocharged engine variant.

The first turbocharged variant produces an incredible 135 horsepower. In spite of the horsepower boost, there is not much difference in the gas mileage. This variant can give you 28 miles to a gallon in the city and 34 on the highway. If you still crave more power, then FIAT offers a 160 horsepower turbocharged variant of the 2014 FIAT 500. This car produces 170 pounds of torque. The gas mileage of this car is the same as the 130 horsepower variant.

Transmission

The transmission of the 2014 FIAT 500 is a manual. The model of the transmission used is C514 and it is a 5-speed. The drivetrain across all variants is uniform as well. All 2014 FIAT 500s are front-wheel drives.

Interior Design and Styling

In essence, the 2014 FIAT 500 is a small car. However, it will work as a family vehicle and can easily seat four passengers. The best aspect of the 2014 FIAT 500 is the legroom. Regardless of whether you sit in the rear or front seat you will not be uncomfortable. The seats are quite comfortable as well. The interior is quite simple, but even then it looks sophisticated and appealing. The only drawback of the 2014 FIAT 500 is limited cargo space. The cargo space is enough for a couple of bags and it should work fine for family trips and getaways.

Exterior Design

The exterior design of the 2014 FIAT 500 is sporty and compact. This makes it a perfect city vehicle. If you own a 500, you won’t have problems maneuvering through the traffic. In addition, you won’t have problems finding a parking spot. It is so compact that it can be parked anywhere.