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The 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth

Today we are going to look at the 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth. This speedy piece of machinery has been showered with good reviews. Let’s take a closer look.

2016 AbarthThe 2016 Abarth comes with one standard body type, which is a two door. It can fit four passenger, but at times, owners of this vehicle have described the backseat as snug. It comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission but if you want an automatic transmission, that option is available for a premium. Every 500 Abarth also comes with a basic warranty of up to four years, or fifty thousand miles. There is a rust warranty in place which protects you for up to five years, or 100,000 miles. Additionally. the Abarth can also be a convertible. Therefore, if you live in an area where the weather is nice for at least part of the year; you can drop the top back and enjoy some rays while driving!

Regardless of the style you decide to purchase, the drivetrain will be FWD and the engine will be a 1.4-liter, four cylinder. The pricing ranges from $16,765 for the most basic style all the way up to $26,695 for the most advanced, turbo charged vehicle. The fuel economy of this little, zippy car is pretty impressive. City driving will allow it to yield 31 miles per gallon, while highway driving will produce 40 miles per gallon. Even though the horsepower is quite low at 101 at 6,500 RPM’s, the vehicle is so light and maneuverable making the top speed quite impressive. The Fiat 500 Abarth also boasts torque in the range of 98 pounds at 4,000 RPM’s.

What’s New on the 2016 Abarth?

Instead of using the conventional dashboard “TomTom”, every Abarth will now come standard with a 5-inch touchscreen interface with built in GPS. Definitely an upgrade from the 2015 Abarth. There will also be a new easy trim level equipped (four different types of trim level: Pop, Easy, Trekking and Lounge). These trims are present on the vehicle to enhance the driving experience according to what you want to do.

Safety Features

The New 2016 Fiat AbarthIn regards to safety, the 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth was awarded a 4 from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This rating is definitely not the best we have seen, but this vehicle is obviously best suited for city driving. Therefore, collisions at top speeds are very unlikely, if not improbable.

The safety rating is perfectly fine when considering the functionality of this car. The vehicle is not meant to travel around with a family. Instead, it is designed to enjoy your simple drive to work or around town.

2016 Fiat Abarth Reviews

Any vehicle new to the market is going to catch a little flack from people who immediately state their opinion about it, but looks can be deceiving. Even though the Fiat 500 Abarth is small, it still delivers a lot of bang for your buck, and the actual owners of this vehicle agree!


One thing you can’t deny is that the 500 Abarth has a very, head turning, unique look. Many owners have described this as distinctive styling. Because of the manual transmission, this vehicle has a very impressive fuel economy which is a huge advantage to having a more compact, small vehicle like the Fiat. Since I have discussed the small stature of this vehicle, lets see what the owners have to say about the comfort. The overwhelming majority believe that this Fiat is actually very roomy on the inside. One owner even describes the cab as surprisingly spacious for two people.


Even though a majority of the people believe the cabin is spacious enough, the minority believe it is still a little small. Another con to this vehicle is the fuel economy when the automatic transmission is installed. Yes, you do lose a few miles per gallon when you decide on the automatic, but that’s standard with every vehicle.

Abarth Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a vehicle to haul your family around in, clearly the 2016 Fiat 500 Abarth is not the vehicle for you. But, if your looking for a sleek little car that is fast on its feet and very good on gas, this might just be the vehicle for you. Like I stated previously, one of my good friends owns this vehicle and has been very happy with the purchase!