The carefree fun of the FIAT® 500 is powered by a mechanical marvel. On the Pop and Lounge, the peppy 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo 16-valve four-cylinder engine coupled with an efficient final-drive gear ratio delivers 135 horsepower, 150 pound-feet of torque and excellent fuel economy. With fuel economy ratings of 28 city/33 highway mpg, the FIAT 500 goes the extra mile and more. That means more fuel bang for your buck and all the pure driving pleasure you love.
Turbocharged vehicles need lots of fresh, cool air. Which is why we implemented two intercoolers on the FIAT® 500 Abarth to create cooler, densely charged air for maximum performance out of the forced induction engine. Twin “nostrils” precisely positioned on both sides of the front fascia maximize airflow in and out of the two intercoolers.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system features a three-mode calibration on FIAT® 500 Abarth models that helps maximize handling capabilities on and off the track. The three modes provide three response levels: ESC Full-On is for normal driving. ESC Partial Off is for more spirited driving and in situations where increased traction is needed. ESC Full-Off is for the track and competition driving only. Three-mode ESC helps all four wheels respond when a difference is detected between your steering input and the vehicle’s motion. It uses the dynamic control systems to help you maintain directional control under demanding and adverse conditions. All other 500 models feature standard ESC which automatically reduces engine throttle and/or selectively deploys the brakes to counteract oversteer or understeer to help continue on the driver's steered path.
Aided by twin intercoolers, the 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine provides an impressive 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (157 horsepower and 183 pound-feet of torque with the available automatic transmission). This turbo engine is standard on the FIAT® 500 Abarth.
The brake system on the FIAT® 500 Abarth includes large diameter ventilated front rotors, solid rear rotors, Rosso (red) painted single-position front and rear calipers and semimetallic brake linings. The 500 Pop and Lounge models also feature ventilated front rotors, solid rear rotors and single-piston calipers in their four-wheel disc antilock brake system.
Inside you can find the true nature of the FIAT® 500. Abarth models feature striking Rosso (red) accent stitching on both the premium cloth or available heated leather-trimmed front seats. The seats on Pop and Lounge models include Argento (silver) accent stitching. All FIAT 500 seats provide comfortable support.
The one-touch power sunroof available on the FIAT® 500 can tilt from the rear for ventilation or slide rearward to provide a full opening.
You can maintain a comfortable cabin temperature year round with available Automatic Temperature Control (ATC). Set the temperature once and ATC will warm or cool the interior of your FIAT® 500 continuously, no matter what the temperature is outside.
Included on all FIAT® 500 models, the Uconnect® 3 features a 5-inch full-color touchscreen, a media hub with USB port and auxiliary input jack, Voice Command, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Hands-Free Calling and more.
The available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System uses sensors to detect objects behind your FIAT® 500 and will alert you with audible and visual warnings. When you shift your vehicle into reverse, the standard ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera displays a wide-angle view of the area behind your vehicle on your Uconnect® touchscreen—with gridlines to interpret distance in tight spaces.
Drive confidently with the knowledge that you are protected by seven airbags. Rest assured with advanced multistage driver and front passenger airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, full-length side-curtain airbags and seat-mounted pelvic-thoracic airbags. Reactive front seat head restraints also activate in the event of a rear collision.