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Fiat 500 Cabrio review

Category: Electric car

Section: Costs & verdict

Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 COTY
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 dashboard
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear seats
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear tracking
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 instrument display
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 boot open
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 COTY
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 dashboard
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear seats
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 rear tracking
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 instrument display
  • Fiat 500 Cabrio 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The 500 Cabrio’s electric underpinnings mean it’s a pricier buy than the Mini Convertible or Smart EQ Fortwo and isn’t much less than the larger Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. Strong desirability means it’s predicted to hold its value well, although not quite as well as a Mini Convertible. Meanwhile, monthly PCP deals are attractive for an electric car, if not quite as cheap as a Mini.

The 500 Cabrio’s 42kWh battery allows you to charge at speeds of up to 85kW. This means a 0-80% charge takes just 35 minutes if you can find a charger powerful enough, although a 0-100% charge at home will take considerably longer – around 6hr 45min.

Overview

The Fiat 500 Cabrio is a terrific drop-top that just happens to be electric. Despite that, it’s well-priced, has a decent range and is better to drive than the Mini Cabriolet to boot. Naturally the boot is tiny, just like the rear seats, however there’s plenty of room for two up front to lounge out in comfort.

  • Decent range between charges
  • Great interior
  • Fun to drive around town
  • Tiny rear seats
  • Noisy to travel in
  • Pricier than Mini Convertible
New car deals
Save up to £710
Target Price from £16,665
Save up to £710
or from £232pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £11,995
Leasing deals
From £227pm