Fiat 500 Hybrid review

Category: Small car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500 2020 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear right cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500 2020 front left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 boot open
  • Fiat 500 2020 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear right cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500 2020 front left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 rear left cornering
  • Fiat 500 2020 boot open
In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Although the front seats are mounted fairly high up, you’re only likely to have issues with head room if you’re very tall. Likewise, the seats slide back far enough to just about accommodate long-legged drivers. Somewhat less impressive is the cramped pedal area, and the lack of a proper footrest – an omission that’s particularly annoying on longer motorway journeys. It's also easy to bash your left knee on the bulbous centre console.

Storage is in rather short supply; the glovebox is very pokey and the door bins are even smaller. At least there are two good-sized cupholders below the gearlever.

Seat folding and flexibility

The rear seatback folds in one big lump on entry-level Pop trim, but all other 500s give you a more practical 50/50 split-folding seatback. It’s easy to use; simply push a button on the top of the backrest, push the seatback forwards and down it folds.

That’s your lot, though; the rear seats don’t do anything else clever and, disappointingly, there's no option of a height-adjustable front passenger seat on any model.

Fiat 500 2020 RHD rear seats

Boot space