Italian design comes in three 2017 Fiat 500 flavors

Fiat 500 Pop

Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the Fiat 500 features a sleek, modern design. For 2017, Fiat simplifies its 500 lineup to three trim levels: Pop, Lounge and Abarth. Additionally, all trim levels are available as a 500 Cabrio.

Fiat design

With a starting MSRP of $14,995, the 2017 Fiat 500 offers lots of customization, including up to 15 exterior colors. There’s Giallo Moderna Perla (Modern Yellow Pearl) Tri-coat; Verde Oliva (Olive Green) Pearl Coat; Celeste Blue (Light Blue) Clear Coat; and Latte Menta (Light Green) Clear Coat; along with 11 more hues.

Interior color schemes are just as diverse with nine color options: Rosso/Nero (red/black), Grigio/Avorio (gray/ivory), Marrone/Avorio (brown/ivory), Avorio/Nero (ivory/black), and many more. Both cloth and leather-trimmed upholstery are available. Additionally for 2017, optional equipment for Fiat 500 models is no longer grouped into collections, and can be mixed and matched for customers to fully personalize their vehicle.

With seating for four, rear interior dimensions are listed as 31.7 inches of rear legroom, 46.4 inches of rear shoulder room and 42.6 inches of rear hip room. Luggage capacity volume is listed as 9.5 cubic feet for 500 models or 5.4 cubic feet for 500 Cabrio models.

Under the hood

Fiat 500 and 500c Pop and Lounge models are powered by a 1.4-liter Multiair I-4 engine that produces 101-horsepower and 97 foot-pounds of torque. Abarth models utilize a 1.4-liter turbocharged Multiair I-4 engine that produces 160-horsepower and 170 foot-pounds of torque when paired with the five-speed manual transmission or 157-horsepower and 183 foot-pounds of torque when paired with the optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Both Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (500c) models deliver 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway with manual transmission; Abarth models deliver 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway with manual transmission. (All trim levels are available with an automatic transmission.)

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Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1 million Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 110 countries around the world. In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio.

To learn more about the Fiat 500, visit your local Fiat dealer or log on to www.fiatusa.com.

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