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Fiat 500 Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

The Fiat 500 was first introduced in 1957, lasting through until 1975 and the name didn't reappear until 2007 when the brand released this small hatchback.

Similar to the Mini Cooper, the new Fiat 500 - priced from $27,220 to $27,220 - draws inspiration from the original but is bigger and better equipped. Trim levels for the Fiat 500 range from the base 500 Dolcevita, to the top of the range 500 Dolcevita.

Two seems to be a popular number with the 500 as there are two engines, bodystyles and transmissions available for purchase.

Fiat 500 Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Fiat 500 varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $27,220 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 Hatchback 1.2L, —, 5 SP AUTO $27,220 $27,220
2023 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 5 SP $19,690 $29,040
2022 Hatchback 1.2L, PULP, 5 SP MAN $16,390 $27,280
2021 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $15,400 $25,520
2020 Hatchback 1.2L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $14,520 $23,100
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Fiat 500 Colours

There are six colours to choose from, with ‘Ice White’ being the only no-cost option.  Premium shades - ‘Onyx Black’, ‘Ocean Green’, ‘Mineral Grey’ and ‘Rose Gold’ cost $700 extra, while the ‘Tri-coat’ ‘Celestial Blue’ adds $1600 to the price.

  • Celestial Blue
  • Ice White
  • Mineral Grey
  • Ocean Green
  • Onyx Black
  • Rose Gold
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Fiat 500 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Fiat 500 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Fiat 500 Bluetooth - How to Use Bluetooth in a Fiat 500?

    The Fiat 500 Bluetooth system incorporated a Windows-based technology called Blue & Me. The idea was to give full hands-free control of the phone’s functions, but how to connect Bluetooth to Fiat 500 hardware is similar to any other system.

    Bluetooth Fiat 500 pairing starts with enabling Bluetooth on your phone and switching the setting to Discoverable. From there, you use the car’s info-screen menus to find Settings, then select User Pairing. Then tap the Blue & Me prompt on the screen and type the PIN into your phone.

    That should ensure the connection and reinstate it whenever the car detects that phone.

    The catch is that Fiat 500 Bluetooth wasn’t available on every model. Early (2008 and 2009) base model (Pop) Fiat 500s sold in Australia didn’t have Bluetooth connectivity. If you bought the Sport or Lounge model, you got this feature, but only Pops built in 2010 or later had Bluetooth.

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  • Do you know the best way to tighten up the clutch on a 2008 Fiat 500 Ritmo sport?

    The Fiat Ritmo is a pretty rare car here, having been on sale for only about two years and failing to inspire much interest from Australian car buyers.

    As far as the clutch goes (and the Ritmo was only sold here in manual form) I believe it uses a hydraulic actuation. On conventional hydraulic systems, there should be an adjuster somewhere down near the slave-cylinder which varies where it acts on the clutch fork. By altering this setting, you effectively change the distance the fork travels and, therefore, introduce more or less movement into the clutch itself. But the Ritmo uses a concentric slave cylinder which lives inside the bell-housing and is not adjustable nor serviceable without removing the car’s gearbox.

    That would make the Ritmo’s clutch self-adjusting. Either way, when the system has run out of adjustment, that usually signals that it’s time for a new clutch assembly as the clutch itself is worn beyond the point of serviceability.

    But, before you worry about any of that, check that the clutch master cylinder contains the correct level of clutch fluid. If there’s a leak in the system, the clutch will not disengage properly. If your problem is one of the clutch slipping, then it’s more likely you have an actual worn out clutch.


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  • Fiat 500: replacement key cost
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  • Fiat 500 2013: Water in cabin

    Most likely it is coming from the windscreen area, so make sure the drains are clean and flowing freely.

    Dry the floor and carpets out, and then have someone hose the windscreen down while you watch from inside to spot any water coming in. It could be the windscreen seal is leaking. Perhaps you have had a windscreen replaced?

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Fiat 500 Interior

The interior evokes 500s of old with a familiar elongated central panel across the dash, a two-spoke steering wheel and a circular instrument binnacle. The single trim option is ‘Ice Beige’ synthetic leather on the seats and door panel, with a super-cool ‘FIAT’ monogram pattern, throwing back to the brand’s typography from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Overall, the cabin design is neat and ultra-clean with a high-quality attention to detail.

Fiat 500 Interior

Fiat 500 Accessories

Standard features include a 10.25-inch multimedia display (running ‘UConnect 5’ software), a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, climate control air, wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto, a panoramic fixed glass sunroof, synthetic leather seat trim, a wireless charging pad, heated front seats and six-speaker audio with digital radio. There’s also 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, tail-lights and daytime running lights, plus keyless entry and start.

Fiat 500 Engine

Power is provided by a traction electric motor sending 87kW/220Nm to the front wheels via a single-speed reduction gear automatic transmission.

Fiat 500 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Fiat 500 Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 Hatchback 1488x1627x3571 mm 123 mm
2023 Hatchback 1488x1627x3571 mm 123 mm
2022 Hatchback 1488x1627x3571 mm 123 mm
2021 Hatchback 1488x1627x3571 mm 123 mm
2020 Hatchback 1488x1627x3571 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Fiat 500 Dimensions

Fiat 500 Wheel Size

The Fiat 500 has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 185x55 R15 for Hatchback in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 Hatchback 185x55 R15 185x55 R15
2023 Hatchback 185x55 R15 185x55 R15
2022 Hatchback 185x55 R15 185x55 R15
2021 Hatchback 185x55 R15 185x55 R15
2020 Hatchback 185x55 R15 185x55 R15
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Fiat 500 Wheel Sizes

Fiat 500 Boot Space

The boot is only 185 litres (VDA) with four seats up, although the rear seat split-folds 50/50 to open up 550L of volume.

Fiat 500 Fuel Consumption

The Fiat 500 is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by —, PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 4.8L/100km for Hatchback /— for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 1.2L 5 SP AUTO
2023 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 1.2L 5 SP AUTO
2023 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 1.2L PULP 5 SP
2022 Hatchback 4.9L/100km 1.2L PULP 5 SP MAN
2021 Hatchback 4.9L/100km 1.2L PULP 5 SP MAN
2021 Hatchback 4.9L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 4.9L/100km 1.2L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Fiat 500 Pricing and Specs for 2024

Fiat 500 Seats

The Fiat 500e is a four-seater.

Fiat 500 Seats

Fiat 500 Towing Capacity

The Fiat 500 has maximum towing capacity of 800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 Hatchback 800kg 800kg
2023 Hatchback 800kg 800kg
2022 Hatchback 800kg 800kg
2021 Hatchback 800kg 800kg
2020 Hatchback 800kg 800kg
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Fiat 500 Speed

The 500e is claimed to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 9.0sec and quoted top speed is 150km/h.

Fiat 500 Range

The Fiat 500e’s range is quoted at 311km (WLTP).