Fiat 500 Leasing
Top 3 Features
Cutesy looks have aged well.
Mild-hybrid version offers decent economy.
Small dimensions make it perfect for the city.
Why Lease A Fiat 500?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The Fiat 500 offers decent space up front for 2 adults, although the lack of rear doors makes it tricky to clamber into the rear seats, which are really only suitable for children. If practicality is what you are after, cars like the Volkswagen Up and Toyota Aygo are roomier inside and offer more storage space, too.
With the rear seats in place, the little Fiat can take 185 litres of luggage and folding them down increases this figure to 550 litres. Once again, rivals offer more but this is just about enough storage space for a big shopping trip or a weekend away for 2. There are a few practical storage spaces up front, with 2 cupholders placed along the centre console. However, the glove box is tiny and the door bins won’t take anything much larger than a mobile phone. Rear-seat passengers get access to 2 more cupholders but that is their lot.
The current Fiat 500 range is offered with a 70hp 3-cylinder mild-hybrid engine and it should do a claimed 57.6mpg in mixed driving, which puts it up there with some diesels. An all-electric 500 is also on the way, promising even more zip from either a 93- or 118hp electric motor, and up to 199 miles on a full battery charge. However, it will cost a lot more so lease deals on the regular mild hybrid Fiat 500 could well be far more cost-effective.
500 HatchbackThe 3-door hatchback just about offers seating for 4, as well as 185 litres of luggage space.
500C CabrioletThe Cabriolet adds a retractable fabric roof section, making it a lot airier inside but not giving you quite as much open-air freedom as a traditional fully retracting convertible.
High Performance ModelsThe Fiat 500 is offered with just 1 economy-focused, 70hp engine. The upcoming electric 500 will offer a bit more pace, but for real driving thrills you’ll need to look to the Abarth range. These are essentially Fiat 500s with beefier suspension, larger wheels and way more power. The Abarth 595 makes 180hp from its turbocharged 1.4-litre engine, which is plenty in a car this small.
The FIAT 500 Vs Competitors
That depends on your needs. If you value style over space, then the Fiat 500 is a great car. If you want a quiet motorway cruiser with plenty of luggage space, then you should keep looking.
The basic layout has been around a long time so not much goes wrong with these little cars. Each new Fiat 500 comes with a 3 year warranty, just in case something does crop up.
Not a whole lot. You get 185 litres of space with the rear seats up and 550 litres with them folded down. A Volkswagen Up, in comparison, offers 250 litres and 951 litres respectively.
There are 6 trim levels to pick from, namely: Pop, Connect, Dolcevita, Dolcevita Plus, Hey Google and Sport. We recommend skipping the base trim and going for one of the mid-tier offerings.
All but the base Pop trim have rear parking sensors as standard.
Few cars in recent memory have offered such a charming retro-inspired design and, despite its age, the Fiat 500 remains a competent little city car that stands out from the generally bland offerings in this segment.
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