Fiat 500 0.9 TwinAir Lounge 3dr Review

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Fiat 500
Review

The Fiat 500 is wonderfully stylish and reasonably cheap to buy, but plenty of rivals are better to drive and more practical. If you're smitten by the looks, go for the entry-level 1.2 petrol engine in Pop or Lounge trim. Avoid the 0.9-litre Twinair.

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Trim: Lounge

This is worth considering if you like your creature comforts, because as well as climate control and a leather-trimmed steering wheel, Lounge models also come with a 5.0in touchscreen infotainment system and Bluetooth, a fixed glass sunroof, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and fog lights. There are also body-coloured rubbing strips and extra chrome detailing.,

Engine: 0.9 TwinAir

This two-cylinder engine offers a welcome step-up in performance over the entry-level 1.2. However, the power delivery is coarse and unpredictable, and too many engine tremors find their way into the cabin. Worse still, the Twinair engine isn’t anywhere near as efficient as claimed. A Dualogic semi-automatic gearbox is optional on this engine, but is best avoided.


Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH11 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

60.1

Urban: 46.3Motorway: 72.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

185

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

106

g/km