Fiat 500 Cabrio review

Category: Electric car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:electric, petrol
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Introduction

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The Fiat 500 Cabrio is a car with a long and storied history. Soft-top roof aside, it’s identical to its hatchback stablemate – a car that traces its lineage back to the late 1950s, but which was brought kicking and screaming into the present by switching to electric power. To achieve that, it was redesigned from the ground up, yet is still instantly recognisable as an evolution of the petrol-powered original.

So, despite the familiar looks, you’re looking at a cutting-edge electric 500 Cabrio that’ll be sold alongside the existing 500C. Unlike that car, which is offered only with petrol power, albeit with light hybrid assistance, the 500 Cabrio is all-electric.

Unlike the 500 hatchback the Cabrio offers only one battery option, but, as you’ll find out, that’s not really an issue. So, once you’ve picked your preferred trim level, the trickiest decision will be the colour. Are you bold enough to rock rose gold?

As an electric convertible, The 500 Cabrio’s most obvious rival is the two-seat Smart EQ ForTwo Cabrio, while the Mini Convertible leftfield Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet and, of course, the Fiat 500C Hybrid are natural alternatives if you don’t mind sticking with petrol power. Of course, if you want electric power but a soft top isn’t essential, other electric rivals include the Honda E, Mini Electric and Peugeot e-208, as well as the regular Fiat 500.

To find out how the 500 Cabrio compares against this eclectic mix of rivals, click through to our comprehensive review. We’ll tell you what it’s like to drive, how plush the interior is and whether you’ll fit, and how much of a hole it’ll make in your finances. Should you decide to take the plunge and buy this or any other new car, our New Car Buying service offers stress-free purchase at a great price.

At a glance

Number of trims13 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? electric, petrol
MPG range across all versions53.3 - 55.4
Avaliable doors options2
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£58 / £1,104
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£116 / £2,209

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