Fiat 500 review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Costs & verdict

Fiat 500e 2021 interior infotainment
  • Fiat 500 electric 2021 front
  • Fiat 500e 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior dashboard
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior rear seats
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior infotainment
  • Fiat 500e 2021 right tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 rear tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 front right tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 charging socket
  • Fiat 500e 2021 badge detail
  • Fiat 500e 2021 headlight detail
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior front seats
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior front seats
  • Fiat 500 electric 2021 front
  • Fiat 500e 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior dashboard
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior rear seats
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior infotainment
  • Fiat 500e 2021 right tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 rear tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 front right tracking
  • Fiat 500e 2021 charging socket
  • Fiat 500e 2021 badge detail
  • Fiat 500e 2021 headlight detail
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior front seats
  • Fiat 500e 2021 interior front seats
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The electric Fiat 500 is cheaper to buy than many key rivals, including the Honda E and Mini Electric. Strong desirability means it’s predicted to hold its value well, although not quite as well as a Mazda MX-30. Monthly PCP deals are attractive compared with the Honda, Mini and Peugeot e-208, but the MX-30 will cost you even less each month in repayment charges.          

With the smaller 24kWh battery (standard with Action trim), your 500 will be able to accept a maximum charging rate of 50kW. This matches the Mini and is only fractionally slower than the Honda E, meaning a 0-80% charge can take as little as 30 minutes. A full charge (0-100%) takes four hours from a standard 7kW home charging point.

Overview

Great to look at and surprisingly good fun – just don't expect to carry lots of people and luggage. Go for a version with the larger 42kWh battery for a reasonable range between charges.

  • Decent range between charges
  • Fun to drive around town
  • Stacks up well financially
  • Tiny rear seats
  • Noisy on the motorway
  • Rivals have longer electric ranges