2017 FIAT 500c
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The Italian car company, FIAT, is no stranger to American soil. In fact, the company started selling in the US over 100 years ago. Over the 20th century, FIAT entered and exited our market, then, in 2011, the company released a newly designed FIAT 500 model. The FIAT 500 was a classic in Europe, and the newer model is a modern spin on the traditional 500. The 2017 FIAT 500c exudes European styling in a subcompact car. This review focuses on the 500c, which is the convertible model, or "cabrio." The 500c comes in three trims, the Pop, Lounge and Abarth. If you like racing, then the Abarth trim is made for you. It offers a turbo-boosted engine, wider tires, dual tip exhaust, performance suspension and brakes, and a lowered body. The FIAT 500c is actually the lowest priced cabrio vehicle in its class. So, if you have always longed for a convertible, FIAT has finally made it possible for you to own one!
Under the 500c's Hood
The FIAT 500c has two engine types. The first engine is a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque. The Pop and the Lounge both have this engine. The racier Abarth trim is equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine that puts out 157 horsepower and 183 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is combined with either of the engines, and all power is sent to the front wheels. An optional five-speed manual transmission is available on the Abarth, which pushes the horsepower and torque up to 160 and 170 lb-ft. Per Edmund's testing, the 500c Abarth went from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds. As for gas mileage, the 500c with automatic transmission is estimated at 29 mpg combined.
Design of FIAT 500c
One of the more impressive features of the FIAT 500c is its power-retractable soft top. With the push of a button, the soft top opens and offers three different modes: partially open for a sunroof look, ¾ open for a panoramic sunroof impression, or completely open for the complete convertible look. Amazingly, you can still open or close the convertible top while driving up to 50 mph! Inside the FIAT 500c, you will find the driver and front passenger seating area roomy enough for even taller occupants. Standard features in the lowest trim are impressive. Some of these include cruise control, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, full power accessories, a 7-inch color driver information display, keyless entry, 5-inch alloy wheels, Uconnect with a 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker audio system. Next up is the Lounge trim. Added features include satellite radio, foglights, exterior chrome trim, automatic climate control, heated fronts seats, and leather seating. Finally, the speedy Abarth trim adds sportier features such as a sport steering wheel, a rear spoiler, larger wheels, performance front bucket seats, distinctive interior and exterior detailing, and a leather-wrapped shift knob. For the music enthusiast, you can add the Beats Audio package to have six upgraded speakers and a trunk-mounted subwoofer.
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How many trim levels does the FIAT 500c offer?
There are three trim levels: Pop, Lounge, and Abarth.
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All 2017 Fiat 500c models come standard with the following safety and security features: an engine immobilizer system, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, airbags, rear park assist, and a tire pressure monitoring system. If you are looking for an affordable cabrio subcompact that can zip around city streets, then the FIAT 500c is for you. Come down to test drive one today!
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