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The 2016 Fiat 500c stands out in the crowd of the fuel-efficient small cars for many reasons. Since the Fiat 500 was brought over to the states from Italy six years ago and has continued to challenge the small car market with its European flair. The 2016 Fiat 500c is the version that is offered as a convertible while there is still the hatchback option. There is also many trim levels and specifications that range from economical to sporty.
Under the 500c's Hood
The 2016 Fiat 500 can be designed with either a hatchback or a convertible and they both come available in various trim levels. The convertible version is known as the Fiat 500c and is available with four trim levels which include the Pop, Easy, Lounge, and Abarth. The 500 c features a three-position cloth top, as well. The standard features of the 500 c include 15-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-only leather wrapped steering wheel, and 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks. There are three engines to choose from for the Fiat 500c, all of which send power to the front wheels via the standard five-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic. The Pop, Easy, Sport, and Lounge trim levels contain a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that is able to produce 101 horsepower and 98 lb.-ft of torque. This engine can achieve a fuel economy of up to 34 miles per gallon combined. The Abarth trim level is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that creates 160 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft of torque with the manual transmission.
Design of Fiat 500c
The Fiat 500c has received many updates for the 2016 model year. The Fiat 500c recently received an update to its gauge cluster with a new bright digital display that has large fonts and more easy-to-decipher menu layout. The center console has also received a noticeable update by adding improved cupholders and an easily accessible USB port. The updates only continue with the newly standard Uconnect infotainment system which is equipped with a 5-inch touchscreen with available navigation. The interior cabin features a dashing appearance throughout the cabin and delivers high-quality materials throughout, as well. There is an ample amount of room in the front seats for taller drivers and passengers alike. The cargo space measures out to about 23.4 cubic feet when the seatbacks are folded down.
What type of transmission is standard?
The standard transmission is the five-speed manual transmission.
The 2016 Fiat 500c is included with an array of standard safety features. These standard safety features include stability control, traction control, antilock disc brakes, hill start assist, a driver knee airbag, front side airbags, side curtains airbags, and active front head restraints.