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The 2013 Abarth is a Big Step Up from the Fiat 500

Weighing in at only 2,512 pounds, the 2013 Abarth is tiny yet quick! With 160 horsepower, the Abarth is significantly faster than the standard Fiat 500. For anyone that loves the styling, size and appeal of a Fiat but demands better performance, this is it. It provides increased performance features like better roll stiffness, lower ride height, and shock absorbers as well.

The 2013 Fiat Abarth Feels Like a Sophisticated Toy Inside

When you relax in the drivers’ seat of the Abarth, you may feel like you stepped into a large video game with a shift that is reminiscent of any video game control. Even the dash feels toy like thanks to the round displays. It’s small, it’s sporty, it’s fun and yet, it is sophisticated. How Fiat manages to pull these aesthetics together is a clear example of how talented their designers are. Essentially, if you are looking for an incredibly fun driving experience that makes you feel like a kid while still enjoying the sophisticated and comfortable stylings that adults both love and expect, the Abarth is an incredible option.

When it comes to options, there are numerous ways to customize your new ride. You can add a rear fender, select the convertible option, change the interior and exterior colors, and more. What’s interesting about the Abarth is that while it is small and fun, it also has luxurious features like a leather wrapped steering wheel that feels remarkably high-end. Add that to the cool scorpion symbols and 17-inch Pirelli P Zero Nero tires and you have a standout ride.

2013 Fiat AbarthHow Small is the Abarth?

Pretty tiny. It is only 12 feet and 4 inches long, while being only 4 feet 10.7 inches tall, and 5 feet 4 inches wide. It is truly a subcompact which makes it thrilling to drive. Instead of stepping into a standard size sedan, you can drive something that is so small and zippy that you can fit into virtually any parking spot and merging in traffic has never been so easy.

Still, you will be comfortable while inside. Despite the overall smallness of the 2013 Abarth, there is 38.9 inches of headroom and 40.7 inches of front leg room, making it possible or tall people to drive and ride in comfort.

2013 Fiat Abarth Features

Full of power, the 2013 Abarth comes with one-touch power windows, heated and power mirrors, remote window control, remote locks, and more. You have flexible seating options with an adjustable drivers’ seat and a rear seat that can fold down entirely or as a split.

To make your life far easier, the Fiat comes with cruise control for convenient long distance driving, power steering and controls on the steering wheel, and plenty of storage solutions, despite it being such a small car.

When it comes to comfort, features like air conditioning, USB connections, air filtration, vanity mirrors, leather trim and a leather wrapped steering wheel, all make for an enjoyable drive. Of course it also comes with modern features like USB connectivity and Bluetooth.

Safety Matters: Features You Need

While Fiat’s are notoriously fun to drive, a car must also be safe. The 2013 Fiat Abarth is full of safety features that will protect you and your passengers when on the open road. Some of the options include –

  • Solid traction control
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Stability control
  • Numerous airbags
  • Seat anchors for car and booster seats
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • ABS breaks
  • Post collision safety system
  • And more!

The Abarth is a Solid Option for Better Fuel Efficiency

This is a solid buy if you want to keep cash in your wallet. If you are using your vehicle to commute on a daily basis or plan on taking long road trips, you will easily save money by paying less at the pumps thanks to its’ high gas mileage of 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.

Other Benefits of the 2013 Fiat Abarth

#1 Warranty

It comes with a 4 year, 50,000 mile warranty and a 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty for rust. You can buy one, confident that if something happens, your warranty will cover it.

#2 You can drive a convertible.

If you want to feel the sun on your face while zipping around town – you can thanks to the new convertible option.

#3 The turbo model really goes.

If you have the need for speed, the turbo model delivers superior performance – an improvement over the 2012 model.

2013 Abarth Reviews

2013 AbarthAuto Week said the Abarth had great exhaust notes while being fun and grippy. Car and Driver mentioned it was like doubling your pleasure with a much cooler design; red engine block cover, wider wheels, and a more aggressive exterior than the standard 500.

Combined with stiffer breaks, Koni front shocks and increased horsepower, the Abarth received an overall positive review. Edmunds gave it four out of five stars stating that fun and charm could exist with an affordable and small car.


Surprisingly affordable for an Italian car, the base price for the 2013 Fiat Abarth is $22,700, making it an affordable high-fashion sub-compact. While higher priced than Asian sub-compacts, you are purchasing the brand and the design elements that come from having an Italian car. It’s sexy, powerful, and fun – three things that when put together make this vehicle truly stand out!