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Driving

Price (on the road)

Β£11,690-Β£18,820

Target Price (cash)

Β£10,935-Β£18,940

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What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Air-con
  • Folding rear seats

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£166.12-Β£207.57/month

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Engines

1.2
This 68bhp engine offers the cheapest and, in many respects, best route into 500 ownership. It’s a perfect match for the baby Fiat’s cheeky nature because it loves to be revved, and while performance isn’t exactly sparkling, it’s hardly sluggish. Surprisingly, this engine has proved more economical than the smaller, and pricier, Twinair in our real-world tests. A Dualogic semi-automatic gearbox is optional on this engine, but is best avoided.
0.9 TwinAir 105
This most powerful version of Fiat’s two-cylinder turbo petrol engine. We’ve no complaints about outright performance, but the way the engine delivers its power leaves a lot to be desired; there’s a sudden surge when the turbocharger kicks in and you feel too many engine vibrations through the steering wheel and pedals. Worse still, the Twinair engine isn’t anywhere near as efficient as claimed.
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.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

53.3-74.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

105-99 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-E

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

474 litres

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