Used 2015 FIAT 500 C Abarth


2015 FIAT 500

2015 Highlights

An automatic transmission is now available for the more powerful 500 Turbo and Abarth, while all 2015 Fiat 500 models (except the base Pop trim) get an upgraded instrument cluster. All 2015 500s also get Bluetooth audio streaming and an improved center console with an additional USB port.


Pros

  • Distinctive styling
  • very good fuel economy with manual transmission
  • surprisingly spacious for two people.

Cons

  • Cramped front headroom with sunroof
  • lackluster acceleration from base engine
  • disappointing fuel economy with automatic
  • convertible's poor top-down visibility.

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Used 2015 FIAT 500 C Abarth for Sale

FIAT 500 2015 Abarth 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Granito Lucente Black cloth28,977 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Abarth
List:$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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FIAT 500 2015 Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) Verde Azzurro Nero cloth36,089 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$9,490
Est.Loan: $177/mo
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Just Arrived!! Gas miser!!! 40 MPG Hwy!!! All Around hero! Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 37k miles!!! Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee... Hold on to your seats!!! FIAT has done it again!!! They have built some terrific-looking vehicles and this terrific-looking 2015 FIAT 500 Sport is no exception*** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights, Knee airbags - Driver, Daytime running lights, Stability control...Other features include: wireless phone connectivity - BLUE&ME, Power locks, Power windows, Air conditioning, Cruise control... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.

FIAT 500 2015 Sport 2dr Hatchback (1.4L 4cyl 5M) Nero Puro Nero cloth18,385 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Bianco Black cloth79,655 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Abarth
List:$11,491
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth FWD 1.4L I4 16V MultiAir TurbochargedOur best available bank and credit union financing! Recent Arrival!Reviews: * Distinctive styling; very good fuel economy with manual transmission; surprisingly spacious for two people. Source: Edmunds * With over 500,000 possible combinations you can make the FIAT 500 uniquely yours. Choose from 15 amazingly stylish paint colors finished in metallic, non-metallic, or premium tri-coat for added expression. Customization choices abound, including exterior/interior color combos, custom wheels, seat covers, decal kits, body-side molding inserts and more. Driver and front-passenger seats are available in leather and cloth with new armrest and seat cushions. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls lends a solid grip. And, a uniquely designed gauge-within-a-gauge instrument cluster offers innovative driving feedback. FIAT 500 and 500c now deliver up to 31 city and 40 highway mpg thanks to powertrain optimization and the efficiency of the 1.4L MultiAir engine and five-speed manual transmission. Press the Sport Button and notice the elevated steering response and engine and shifting response for a feeling of quickness, stability and control. Equipped with BLUE&ME hands-free communication, your FIAT 500 lets you make calls, play music and drive without taking your hands off the wheel. Protected by 7 airbags, including driver and multistage front-passenger advanced airbags, driver's knee airbag, full-length side-curtain airbags and seat-mounted pelvic-thorax airbags, rest assured you're enveloped in safety & security. Reactive head restraints also activate in the event of a rear collision. The computer-designed steel safety cage channels the energy away from driver and passengers by absorbing it in defined front and rear crumple zones. Standard side guard door beams provide protection during a side impact, and an all-new airbag system offers enhanced protection to all occu

Rosso Black premium leather36,068 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Abarth
List:$11,953
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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Bianco Nero leather22,996 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$10,999
Est.Loan: $206/mo
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This vehicle passed a rigorous inspection by an ASE-Certified technician and is backed by a 12-Month/12,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty(1). We offer a free CARFAX (R) Vehicle History Report (TM) and a 7-Day Buyback (2) to give you peace of mind that you are buying a quality used vehicle. Call us for further details or stop by today for a test drive! 1-888-227-7253. (1) Limited Powertrain Warranty begins on the vehicle purchase date & extends for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Coverage runs concurrently with manufacturer warranty. Restrictions apply. See a Sales Consultant for details. (2) For a period of 7 days after the date of purchase or 1,000 miles beyond the odometer reading at purchase, whichever comes first, the vehicle may be returned for the exact price originally paid minus a $200 restocking fee, (as allowed by law). Restrictions apply.Price does not include processing, administrative, closing, dealer and handling, or similar fees of $199 or less. Price does not include tax, title, tags, governmental fees, electronic filing charge, any emissions testing and/or state inspection fees, and any finance charges (if applicable).Vehicles subject to prior sale. We make every effort to provide accurate information including but not limited to price, miles and vehicle options, but please verify with your local Enterprise Car Sales location before purchasing. Current mileage may vary due to test drives and vehicle relocation. Used vehicles were previously part of Enterprise short term rental, lease fleet or purchased by Enterprise from other sources including auto auctions, with previous use possibly short term rental, lease or other.

Granito Lucente Nero cloth2,597 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$12,075
Est.Loan: $226/mo
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2015 2D Hatchback Gray 2015 Fiat 500 Sport FWD 1.4L I4 16V MultiAir Odometer is 18658 miles below market average! Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 30 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Auto 31/40mpg 40/31 Highway/City MPG Easterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit. Reviews: * Distinctive styling; very good fuel economy with manual transmission; surprisingly spacious for two people. Source: Edmunds * With over 500,000 possible combinations you can make the FIAT 500 uniquely yours. Choose from 15 amazingly stylish paint colors finished in metallic, non-metallic, or premium tri-coat for added expression. Customization choices abound, including exterior/interior color combos, custom wheels, seat covers, decal kits, body-side molding inserts and more. Driver and front-passenger seats are available in leather and cloth with new armrest and seat cushions. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls lends a solid grip. And, a uniquely designed gauge-within-a-gauge instrument cluster offers innovative driving feedback. FIAT 500 and 500c now deliver up to 31 city and 40 highway mpg thanks to powertrain optimization and the efficiency of the 1.4L MultiAir engine and five-speed manual transmission. Press the Sport Button and notice the elevated steering response and engine and shifting response for a feeling of quickness, stability and control. Equipped with BLUE&ME hands-free communication

Verde Azzurro Nero cloth23,106 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$10,790
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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2015 2D Hatchback Blue / Green 2015 Fiat 500 Sport FWD 1.4L I4 16V MultiAir Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 30 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence. CARFAX One-Owner. 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Auto 27/34mpg 34/27 Highway/City MPG Easterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit. Reviews: * Distinctive styling; very good fuel economy with manual transmission; surprisingly spacious for two people. Source: Edmunds * With over 500,000 possible combinations you can make the FIAT 500 uniquely yours. Choose from 15 amazingly stylish paint colors finished in metallic, non-metallic, or premium tri-coat for added expression. Customization choices abound, including exterior/interior color combos, custom wheels, seat covers, decal kits, body-side molding inserts and more. Driver and front-passenger seats are available in leather and cloth with new armrest and seat cushions. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls lends a solid grip. And, a uniquely designed gauge-within-a-gauge instrument cluster offers innovative driving feedback. FIAT 500 and 500c now deliver up to 31 city and 40 highway mpg thanks to powertrain optimization and the efficiency of the 1.4L MultiAir engine and five-speed manual transmission. Press the Sport Button and notice the elevated steering response and engine and shifting response for a feeling of quickness, stability and control. Equipped with BLUE&ME hands-free communication, your FIAT 500 lets you make calls, play music and

Verde Azzurro Nero cloth13,850 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$11,225
Est.Loan: $210/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Less than 14k Miles! Set down the mouse because this wonderful 2015 FIAT 500 Sport is the Vehicle you've been searching for. CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee** Great MPG: 34 MPG Hwy!!! Stunning!! Optional equipment includes: Transmission: 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Auto... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.

Giallo Modena Perla 12,792 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Pop
List:$11,994
Est.Loan: $224/mo
Granito Lucente Nero cloth15,852 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$10,200
Est.Loan: $191/mo
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Granito Lucente Black premium leather8,094 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Abarth
List:$14,450
Est.Loan: $270/mo
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$300 Below Market
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2015 FIAT 500 Abarth! This FIAT is gray, sitting on BEAUTIFUL black alloy wheels with GREAT tread on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN black and red leather interior! Powered by a 1.4L turbo 4 cylinder motor, paired with a SMOOTH shifting automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 34 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power locks, power mirrors, power steering, push button sport mode, and that's only the beginning! Premium surround sound speaker system, with AM/FM radio, CD player, MP3 playback capable, blue-tooth capable, and has built in auxiliary and USB cord hook ups! With so many great features, and so many more to see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this fantastic! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY, to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this IMMACULATE, 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth!

Nero Puro Nero leather36,847 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500C Lounge
List:$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
Verde Azzurro Nero cloth12,251 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$10,800
Est.Loan: $202/mo
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$297 Below Market
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2015 2D Hatchback Blue 2015 Fiat 500 Sport FWD 1.4L I4 16V MultiAir Odometer is 8807 miles below market average! Easterns Automotive Group has sold used cars in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia communities for over 30 years and has sold over 100,000 certified used vehicles. Every Easterns vehicle has passed a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Certification and a 7-day return policy so you can buy with confidence. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 6-Speed Aisin F21-250 Auto 31/40mpg 40/31 Highway/City MPG Easterns operates an open inventory and any of our cars can be transferred and purchased from any location. Easterns has six convenient used car dealerships around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Search our vast inventory of over 1000 cars and remember at Easterns Your Job Is Your Credit. Reviews: * Distinctive styling; very good fuel economy with manual transmission; surprisingly spacious for two people. Source: Edmunds * With over 500,000 possible combinations you can make the FIAT 500 uniquely yours. Choose from 15 amazingly stylish paint colors finished in metallic, non-metallic, or premium tri-coat for added expression. Customization choices abound, including exterior/interior color combos, custom wheels, seat covers, decal kits, body-side molding inserts and more. Driver and front-passenger seats are available in leather and cloth with new armrest and seat cushions. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls lends a solid grip. And, a uniquely designed gauge-within-a-gauge instrument cluster offers innovative driving feedback. FIAT 500 and 500c now deliver up to 31 city and 40 highway mpg thanks to powertrain optimization and the efficiency of the 1.4L MultiAir engine and five-speed manual transmission. Press the Sport Button and notice the elevated steering response and engine and shifting response for a feeling of quickness, stability and control. Equipped with BLUE&ME hands-free communication,

Bianco Avorio cloth2,897 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Pop
List:$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
Kyner Auto Sales
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Verde Oliva Avorio cloth8,561 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500C Pop
List:$11,999
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Bianco Nero cloth19,535 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$9,856
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Nero Puro Nero cloth28,764 miles
Used 2015FIAT 500Sport
List:$11,900
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Features & Specs

C Abarth 2dr Convertible (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
MPG30
Seating4
Transmission5-speed manual
Fuelgas
Horsepower160 hp @ 5500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall4/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger3/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover14.7%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    P
    Poor
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Awesome little commuter/city car
I got mine used. Fiat's rather undeserving reputation for poor quality works out for those of us buying used. Car was probably 33000 with every single option available new and I picked it up for 14000 with 15k miles and 2 years old. So, not the car you want to absorb initial price on. Even if the price stayed strong like a honda, 33k would be a bit much for a car this size and power. A great MX-5 could be had for less than that. PRACTICALITY- It can seat 4 as long as they're all middling size. I'm 6'3" and can fit my teen children and wife in there. Not for long, but it can be done. Not much cargo space on the cabriolet, but enough to do a grocery run without putting the seats down. Gets good fuel mileage without giving up power. INTERIOR AMENITIES- Beats Audio is pretty great. I've owned a lot of cars and this has the best stereo ever. I thought the HK in the Mini S was nice. No where near. Controls are simple. Not many options. Has an easy to access menu in the gauge cluster to adjust beeps and DRL etc. Instant and trip MPG. Normal car computer stuff. Bluetooth is lacking. Technically you can use it to connect phone calls. But NO BT STREAMING AUDIO to the stereo. Unforgivable. Does have the requisite USB and 1/8" jack though. Seats (leather) are comfortable. Height adjustable (a la VW). Passengers complain about the rear headrests. The rear seats are almost perpendicular to the ground and the headrests stick out in front of them. You pretty much have to lean forward. BUT... technically its for safety. Safe isn't always comfortable. The arm rest is only on the drivers seat and is perfect for me. My wife considers it to be too high (she's short). It can be stowed if it bothers you. Seats are bolstered but not straight jacket. You sit high for a sports car.... but its not a sports car. Its a hot hatch. Good visibility. you never notice how small the car is till you park it or squeeze by into the turn lane that's almost blocked. DRIVABILITY- I came out of a mk6 GTI most recently. The GTI was almost too perfect. It lacked fun. You had to bring it to a track to get "on the edge" safely. The abarth isn't an "est" car. Its not the fastest, not the best in corners, its not the most powerful. What it lacks in power and skid pad and rapid weight transfer, it makes up for in spades with FUN. It must be driven on the edge. You don't sit back and marvel at your speed through the turn. You earn it. It handles better than most things on the road and anything in its class, but it doesn't beat your brains out on rough roads. It has a very sophisticated shock absorber that lets it soak up bumps and still perform. The shifter is spot on. Some call it sloppy. It doesn't offer a lot of feed back, but I've NEVER missed a shift. Only thing weird about it is that it will let you try to put it in reverse if you forget its only a 5 speed and try to grab 6th. When you come to a stop in a 3 point turn, if you quickly shift from forward to reverse you might hear it grind as the transmission spins very freely. The ASC is VERY intrusive when "all the way on". Starting from a green light can find you bogging down if you try to start quickly at all. The tiny firm tires try to spin on intersection rubble and the ASC/TSC kicks in and cuts the throttle all but completely. I generally drive it on "1 push". That is. Tapping the ASC controls put it in a "sport" mode. It allows a bit of wheel spin and will let you performa an "L" turn with the hand brake before it stops you. It still assists if you start sliding around a corner, or stab the brakes too hard out of a dip. Push and hold the ASC button for 5 seconds and you're in track mode. Full off as far as I can tell. Smoke the tires, pull J turns, drift through chicanes, spin backwards into the gravel or trees. Not a great idea for the road, but kicks butt on the auto cross circuit. The ASC has saved me a couple times. It has my trust. The noise... OH the noise. Pops and crackles. Pull away from the drive up window and you hear the turbo spin up. Build full boost at anything below maximum torque curve and let off to a satisfying after fire. The car has NO MUFFLER! Catalytic converter into down pipe, into a small flex converter---- 6 feet of straight pipe, T to the 2 outlets. Its obnoxious in confined spaces. On the road its not even noticeable. No drone, just a very european crackle. Blip the throttle between shifts. Sounds race car. The pedal box is perfect. My wife automatically learned to heel toe. She had never even heard the term before. It just comes naturally in the 500. "I can brake and rev match without taking my foot off the brake". Its amazing. The steering is responsive but not heavy. The steering wheel could be better. I can't find a perfect place for my hands. It wants you to be at 10&2 but I prefer a 9&3. The car has a bit of body flex and body lean, but nothing dramatic.
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Quick Summary
The 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio may have the market cornered when it comes to Italian charm, but its promises of performance, comfort and convenience go unfulfilled. Among sporty compacts, it brings up the rear, both figuratively and literally.

What Is It?
The Abarth represents the hot rod variant in the Fiat 500 lineup. Our test vehicle in Cabrio body style sports a cloth roof that retracts for a quasi-convertible experience, as well as a six-speed automatic transmission, which is new for 2015.

The base Fiat 500 hatchback starts at a very reasonable $17,495, but its 101-horsepower four-cylinder engine is utterly unfulfilling. For an additional $2,955, the 500 Turbo increases output to 135 hp. The Abarth tops the lineup with 160 hp and a starting price of $23,245, though with the automatic transmission, power is reduced slightly to 157 hp.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

Opting for the Cabrio adds $4,000 to the Abarth's base price, while the automatic transmission increases the cost by another $1,350. Further embellishing our tester with premium audio, navigation, upgraded wheels, exterior graphics and the Comfort/Convenience package (automatic climate control, heated seats and satellite radio) brings the as-tested price to $31,795.

How Does It Drive?
If there's one thing that stands out with the Fiat 500 Abarth, it's the noise. For the most part, we enjoy sporty cars that deliver a certain amount of theatre in the form of engine and exhaust notes, as long as there's a corresponding payoff in terms of performance. The Abarth, however, lacks sufficient performance to justify the noise.

Attempts to launch the Abarth quickly are futile. Power doesn't arrive until the turbo builds boost at about 3,000 rpm. Combined with the lethargic transmission, there's considerable delay between input and response. Upshifts and rev-matched downshifts from the six-speed automatic are reasonably quick, but not particularly smooth. Our tester reached 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, which is 0.4 second slower than the last manual-transmission-equipped 500 Coupe we tested. The Fiat is about 1.0 second slower to that milestone than its principal rival, the Mini Cooper S.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

Braking from 60 mph required 125 feet, which is about what we'd expect since our Abarth was delivered with all-season low-rolling-resistance tires. In these full panic stops, however, a noticeable and confidence-sapping side-to-side wiggle was noted. In less aggressive braking, this issue never materialized.

Despite the Fiat's small footprint, its 37.6-foot turning circle is larger than some SUVs, which negates one of the primary benefits of driving a small car. On the highway, our test vehicle was heavily influenced by seams and rain grooves, causing it to constantly wander within its lane.

Is It Fun To Drive?
One of the Fiat 500 Abarth's strengths is its lively performance relative to its supporting models, and the benefits are indeed noticeable. Compared to its rivals, however, the Abarth misses the mark. When unleashed on a twisting road, the tiny Fiat feels top-heavy, with far more body roll than we'd expect. Steering is accurate, but there's minimal feedback.

Keeping the Abarth's engine speed in the narrow window between the end of turbo lag and the rev limiter is difficult. With Sport mode engaged, there is a bit more responsiveness from the engine, as well as some entertaining backfires and crackles from the exhaust between gears. Unfortunately, this bark is fiercer than the Abarth's bite.

Is It Comfortable?
It's surprising how ill-suited the Fiat 500 Abarth is for an average-size male adult. The lack of rearward travel from the telescoping steering wheel will force these drivers uncomfortably close to the dash, which also forces them into a more upright and taller seating position. There's unfortunately no fix for the contour along the top of the seatback that presses into the driver's shoulder blades, or the unpadded armrests that create hard pressure points on the elbows.

The rear seats are acceptable only for small children, and accessing them requires a tight squeeze between the front seats and the door frame. To the Abarth's credit, its ride quality isn't as harsh as some other sporty subcompacts, but its handling isn't as confident either.

How Is the Interior?
In keeping with its primary competitors, the Fiat 500 Abarth's interior comes with a healthy serving of retro-chic style. Its simple layout with a bold body-colored dash fascia, few buttons and large singular gauges pay homage to the original Fiat Cinquecento. The flair of red stitching and a prominent Abarth logo on the sporty steering wheel further the Italian personality.

2015 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio

Unfortunately, the vast majority of these surfaces are made up of lower-quality plastics than are found in many competitors. The simplicity of the audio controls benefits the 500's nostalgic styling but offers limited functionality. Basic media controls, like searching for a song, are so complicated that even tech-savvy users may struggle.

The optional navigation system is no better. Rather than utilize a typical built-in touchscreen, the Fiat 500 instead opts for a removable TomTom system that pops into a receptacle on top of the dashboard. In terms of basic navigation it does the job, but any current smartphone app is superior when it comes to function and usability.

The 500 Cabrio also isn't a convertible in the most pure sense. The fabric top only covers the center roof section, so when it's retracted the roof rails and pillars remain above the occupants. Several preset stops make fully retracting the roof a time-consuming affair. And once retracted, it nearly completely obscures rear visibility. The top also blocks the trunk, but at least the trunk release button triggers the top to raise just enough to regain access.

The trunk itself is a dinky 5.4-cubic-foot space hampered by sloping sides and a narrow slotlike opening. The rear seats fold but don't yield a flat cargo floor, and releasing them requires you to crawl into the backseat. A small glovebox, cupholders and door pockets provide only minimal interior storage.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Does It Get?
The EPA estimates fuel economy at 27 mpg combined (24 city/32 highway). During 470 miles of mixed driving the Abarth produced only 21.1 mpg, with a best tank of 28.9 mpg in a stretch that was mostly highways.

What Safety Features Are Available?
The 2015 Fiat 500 offers few safety features beyond those found in all modern vehicles. A driver's knee airbag and hill-start assist are standard. On higher-trimmed models like our Abarth, rear parking sensors are also included, but a rearview camera is not offered.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
Ford Fiesta ST: While the Fiesta is a hatchback, not a convertible, it can be argued that the Fiat 500 Cabrio isn't really a convertible either. The Fiesta ST delivers an incredible amount of performance for the money. It represents one of the greatest bang-for-the-buck propositions, even if it does lack the retro charm of the rest of this group.

Mini Cooper S Convertible: Comparably equipped, this Mini will cost about $1,200 more than our Abarth test vehicle, but the Mini's advantages in performance, quality, comfort and convenience are easily worth the difference. If you're looking for retro styling and playful driving dynamics, the Mini is still the best you can get.

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible R-Line: With similar feature content, a VW Beetle runs about $3,000 more than the Fiat. The Beetle delivers far more refinement and performance than the Abarth, but it's also quite a bit bigger.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
If the charm of Fiat 500's retro Italian design is irresistible, there is simply no other alternative. The Abarth Cabrio version adds power, performance and open-top motoring, all of which enhance the uniquely Italian experience.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
Among personality-rich retro-styled hatchbacks and convertibles, the Fiat 500 Abarth falls short of its competition in nearly every category. There are plenty of rivals that offer better value, quality and performance.

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Used 2015 FIAT 500 C Abarth Overview

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