Fiat 500 review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

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RRP £13,260What Car? Target Price from£12,921
Available fuel types:electric, petrol
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Introduction

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If it’s retro charm you’re after, there aren’t many new cars that come close to the über-chic Fiat 500. With looks harking back to the 50s classic of the same name, this 21st-century reimagining of the Fiat 500 (or Cinquecento as it's known in Italy) can turn heads like few other cars in its price bracket.

Confusingly, there are actually two versions of the Fiat 500 to choose from: the pure electric version that Fiat is calling the ‘New 500’, along with the previous-generation, petrol-powered model that’s been rebranded the ‘500 Hybrid’.

It’s the electric version we’re focusing on here; head over to our Fiat 500 Hybrid review if you want to read about that.

So, what are the electric Fiat 500’s key rivals? Well, the Smart EQ ForTwo is definitely one, but the baby Fiat also has to hold its own against larger alternatives including the Honda E, Mini Electric, Peugeot e-208 and Renault Zoe.

To help it compete, it has a relatively long official range of up to 199 miles, and when it’s out of juice it can charge up more quickly than many of its competitors. What’s more, you can choose between a hardtop or a retractable canvas roof, the latter version being called the 500C.

Over the next few pages, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the electric Fiat 500 to help you decide whether or not it’s the car for you. And whichever car you end up deciding to buy, head over to our New Car Buying service for a great deal without any awkward haggling.

At a glance

Number of trims13 see more
Available fuel typeselectric, petrol
MPG range across all versions47.1 - 56.5
Avaliable doors options3
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

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RRP price range£13,260 - £29,995
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