AT A GLANCE: FIAT 500
PRICE: From $14,000 drive-away WARRANTY: 3 years/100,000km CAPPED SERVICE: No SERVICE INTERVAL: 12 months/15,000km SAFETY: 5 stars, 7 airbags ENGINES: 1.2-litre 4-cyl, 51kW/102Nm; 1.4-litre 4-cyl, 74kW/ 131Nm; 900cc 2-cyl, 63kW/145Nm
5-speed manual (1.2L), 6-speed manual (1.4L), 5-speed roboticised auto
5.1L/100km, 119g/km CO 90g (900cc)
It isn’t as sporty to drive as the 1.4L but the claimed fuel use of 3.9L/100km more than makes up for it.
(1.2L); 6.1L, 140g (1.4L); 3.9L,
3.6m (L), 1.6m (W), 1.5m (H) 885kg-1002kg Full-size the real world, the 500’s light weight and decent levels of grip make it an easy car to steer at car park or highway speeds.