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The New and Improved 2016 Fiat 500: The Perfect City Car

If you are looking for something zippy and very fun to drive, check out the 2016 Fiat 500. For city drivers in search of a car small enough to squeeze into the smallest of street side parking spaces, the Fiat is an excellent solution.

Only 144” long, you can park where no one else can. However, while it is small, the Fiat packs a mighty punch when it comes to style. Known as the fashion-forward sub-compact with a lovely Italian design.

You can customize it to look exactly as you would prefer, choosing from over 15 paint colors and multiple trim packages. You can even customize the wheels and seat covers for a personal touch.

Fiat 500The 2016 Fiat 500 is Affordable

Starting at $16,995 the Fiat delivers Italian style well within reach for consumers on a budget. If you are looking for a car with European styling and a sleek yet fun exterior, the Fiat is an ideal choice. Given the options for personalization and ability to choose from sportier options or the slightly larger Lounge, pricing can go up to $22,575 but still within range of affordability.

With high gas mileage ratings, 31 city and 40 highway, you will save money on a monthly basis, especially if you drive a lot. However, the long-term affordability is also increased by a fantastic warranty. It comes with a four year/ 50,000 mile warranty so that you can buy feeling confident in your selection.

Features We Love in the 2016 Fiat

It really comes down to the unique style and personalization options of the Fiat. If you do not want to be one of the crowd, if you select your outfits, your job, your home, and your lifestyle to be uniquely you, then the Fiat is calling your name. Nothing traditional but everything beautiful, the Fiat is certainly special. Some of its unique features are –

  • Customized interior. Depending on the trim level you select, the interior can look completely different. For example, you can purchase the Sport model and have a glamorous red dash that matches bright red leather seats and red accents on the interior. When matched with matte black, the red pops and makes you feel like you have entered somewhere truly special.2016 Fiat
  • Power sunroof. If you want to feel the breeze without driving a full convertible, the power sunroof is an excellent feature to add. Available in this and the 2015 Fiat 500, the sunroof is almost the entire roof of the car, making it even more fun to drive.
  • Power heated mirrors. This is ideal for anyone that deals with cold winters.
  • High-end sound system that comes with an Alpine® premium sound system.
  • Drive a convertible. For summer fun, the Fiat convertible gives you the usual small, zippy and responsive handling but with the joy that can only come from driving with the top down.

The 2016 Fiat also comes with (depending on the trim package) –

  • Air conditioning
  • CD player
  • Audio jack
  • Cruise control.
  • Power windows, doors and locks.
  • Rear park assist.
  • Satellite radio.
  • Navigation system.
  • LCD display.
  • Glass roof that makes it feel far more spacious.

Top Safety Features in the 2016 Fiat 500

Given how small the Fiat is, the seven airbags mean that you are virtually covered in all directions in the event of a car accident. Rather than one or two airbags protecting the driver and passengers it has –

  • Full side-length air bag
  • Drivers’ knee airbag
  • Seat-mounted airbags
  • Front seat head restraints also activate when you are rear-ended.

2016 Fiat 500 Reviews

Consumers Digest listed the Fiat as a Best Buy in the sub-compact category. According to Kelly Blue Book, the playful attitude of the Fiat is its’ best quality. When it comes to style, it receives top ranks and really cannot be matched by other competitors. The same is true for it being flat-out fun to drive. When it comes to speed, however, you may want to purchase the Sport addition so that you can benefit from quicker handling. For those that need a true backseat, you are better off with the slightly larger Lounge edition.

Drive Something Perfectly Different

When you purchase a 2016 Fiat 500, you will feel like you are driving a toy car with superior handling. It completely transforms what it is like to drive. Gone are the boring commutes, replaced by a truly fun experience. The Fiat cannot be mistaken for anything else and the pleasure this brings to drivers is sure to create smiles and many fond memories.