Fiat 500C Hybrid review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

Fiat 500C 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear tracking roof open
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD right panning
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD front seats
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD boot open
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD front tracking
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear tracking roof open
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD right panning
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD front seats
  • Fiat 500C 2020 RHD boot open

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Fiat 500C may look cheap compared to its main rival – the Mini Convertible – but there is a huge gulf in quality between the two cars; the Mini is absolutely worth the extra money if your budget can stretch to it.

The 500C’s mild hybrid engine isn’t as fuel-efficient as you’d hope, nor are its official CO2 emissions particularly impressive.

Overview

The Fiat 500C has a desirable image and is easy enough to drive around town. However, it is difficult to get comfortable in and generally outclassed in all areas by the more grown-up, more expensive Mini Convertible.

  • Funky styling
  • Cheaper than Mini Convertible
  • Easy to drive around town
  • Very limited rear seat and boot space
  • Disappointing safety rating
  • Leisurely driving pace