2012 Fiat 500 is Smart and Small yet Spacious Car

0 comments, 02/08/2011, by , in Auto Reviews, Fiat

Are you looking for a car that looks big even being small in size, 2012 Fiat 500 is the right package for you it will not be wrong to say that it is the “Big Thing” in small package. Its stylish looks and comfortable interior will definitely grab your attention. Mostly people think that small cars are not comfortable but 2012 Fiat 500 will change the thinking of people with its stunning looks and spacious interior.

2012 Fiat 500 has the capability to compete and beat small cars of this range like Smart ForTwo, the genuine 500 was like the “Little Tikes Cozy Coupe” and this one is more stylish looking as compare to the previous models. Let’s look into the details of 2012 Fiat 500; 2012 Fiat 500 features 2 doors and it is a subcompact hatchback and it is offered as hardtop or 500C convertible. Theses two body styles are accessible in 2 trim levels i.e. Pop and Lounge,

Standard features of 500 Pop

Standard features of 500 Pop are;

  • Steel wheels of 15 inches
  • Offers keyless entry
  • Efficient heating and cooling system
  • Multi-adjustable driving seat
  • Steering Wheel (Tilt Only)
  • Trip Computer
  • Sound System with 6 speakers, CD player and audio jack (auxiliary)
  • Convenience package which is standard consists of Blue & Me Bluetooth phone connectivity, audio interface (iPod/USB), leather covered steering wheels along with audio controls.

Standard Features of Fiat 500 Sports

Standard features of Fiat 500 are;

  • 16-inches alloy wheels
  • Reorganized Steering
  • Somewhat special Styling
  • Roof Spoiler
  • Sporty Seats
  • Convenience package offers mechanical climate control, compressed auxiliary Tire, Heated frontage Seats.

Standard Features of 500 Lounge

Standard features of 500 Lounge are;

  • Alloy Wheels (15 inches)
  • External Chrome Accents
  • Fog lamps
  • Preset Glass Roof and Improved cloth upholstery
  • Convenience Package consists of back sensors for parking, heated front seats, back view mirror (auto dimming),

Note: Sun Roof and incorporated TomTom navigation system is elective on Sport as well as Lounge.

Engine of 2012 Fiat 500

2012 Fiat 500 is equipped with 1.4L 4-Cylinder engine which creates Horsepower of 101HP and torque of 98lb-ft Pop and Sport models are available with standard 5-Speed manual transmission. On the other side, Lounge is offered with standard six-speed automatic transmission whereas it is discretionary for other trim levels.

Performance of 2012 Fiat 500

2012 Fiat is truly a performance oriented car one can speed it up from 0 to 60 mph in just 10.8 seconds. For manual transmission estimated EPA value of 2012 Fiat 500 is 30mpg in the city and 38mpg on the highway and combined value is 33mpg. On the other side, with automatic transmission estimated EPA value of Fiat 500 is 27mpg in the city and 34mpg on the highway.

2012 Fiat 500 Vs 2012 Mini Cooper

2012 Mini Cooper is competitor car of 2012 Fiat 500 and it is powered by 1.6L four cylinder engine that produces Horsepower of 122HP and torque of 114lb-ft, it can be coupled with 6-Speed automatic or manual transmission. Mini Cooper is bit fast than Fiat 500 may be due to slightly difference in engine power, one can speed up 2012 Mini Cooper from 0 to 60mph in just 8 seconds. Overall performance wise, both Fiat 500 and Mini Cooper are comparable.

Safety Features of 2012 Fiat 500

Stability and traction control are the standard safety features of 2012 Fiat 500, other safety features that it offers are;

  • Antilock Disc Brakes
  • Knee Airbag for Driver
  • Airbags on Front side
  • Side Curtain Airbags

A part from Smart ForTwo, 2012 Fiat 500 is the smallest car which is sold in USA but it is more comfortable than Smart ForTwo as it offers extra space for driver’s legs with its multi-adjustable position even tall drivers can easily drive it without bending knees. Additionally it is quite spacious too; behind the rear seat it offers luggage capacity of 6.5 cubic feet. Hence you can take your enough luggages while travelling; it is most suitable for the families who are looking for some smart, stylish and smart yet spacious car.

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