2019 Fiat 500 Review, Release Dates, Prices

Reminiscent of the original Cinquecento, the 2019 Fiat 500 builds on the vehicle’s global popularity. Since its initial launch in 2007, more than 1 million Fiat 500 vehicles have been sold in more than 110 countries. The model’s popularity is the result of the Fiat 500’s ability to deliver unmatched personalization options with advanced solutions in terms of quality, engine performance and passenger comfort. In addition to success on the global sales front, the Fiat 500 has earned more than 80 international awards.

Building on the excitement of the Fiat 500 (Cinquecento), the Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio are designed for track-day enthusiasts and driving purists who want the ultimate high-performance small car with the pedigree of an exclusive Italian exotic. With its 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine delivering up to 160 horsepower, Abarth-tuned suspension and brake systems, race-inspired design and technology features not traditionally included on a small car, the Fiat 500 Abarth unleashes legendary Italian performance heritage to American streets.

NEW FOR 2019:

  • 2019 Fiat 500 Pop and Lounge models are now powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine, delivering 135 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque and featuring a single turbocharger, twin intercoolers and sport-tuned exhaust.

  • Other standard features include 16-inch aluminum wheels, performance braking system, performance suspension, ParkView rear backup camera, body-color front and rear fascias, sport spoiler, fog lamps and “Turbo” badge

2019 FIAT 500 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Beautiful Italian styling combined with functionality, efficient design and innovative technology have been hallmark attributes for the Fiat 500, making it a timeless icon for more than 60 years

  • Like the original Cinquecento, the 2019 Fiat 500 showcases the brand’s ingenuity to build world-class small cars that ignite a spirit of the times through simple design, beautiful craftsmanship and timeless value

  • All models are available as a Cabrio, delivering open-air freedom across the Fiat 500 lineup

  • With just the push of a button, the Fiat 500c power-operated cloth top retracts up to the rear spoiler during speeds up to a best-in-class 60 mph (a midway point can be chosen by pressing the button anytime in between). Press the roof button again and the roof will fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints (up to 50 mph)

  • The high-performance 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth features Abarth-tuned hardware that delivers world-class ride and track-ready durability

  • Track-tested, turbocharged and twin-intercooled 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine provides Fiat 500 Abarth models with up to 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque

  • The 500 Abarth MultiAir Turbo engine component upgrades include an Abarth-designed fresh-air intake system with high-flow air filter and smooth-flowing plumbing for maximum power. To ensure the engine is operating with minimal exhaust restriction, an Abarth-designed concentric “double-tip” dual-exhaust system delivers a high-performance look with menacing Abarth-tuned sound

  • 2019 Fiat 500 models are available in up to 11 exterior colors and feature Uconnect 5.0 touchscreen with 5-inch touchscreen radio, Bluetooth connectivity and integrated voice command

  • Model Lineup: Pop, Lounge and Abarth

  • Available Exterior Colors: Brillante Red, Luminosa Orange, Oliva Green Pearl, Sting Gray, Laser Blue Metallic, Mezzanotte Blue Pearl, Granito Gray, Pompei Silver, Vesuvio Black Pearl, Perla White Tri-coat and Bianco White Ice

  • Available Interior Colors: Nero/Grigio (black/gray), Rosso/Nero (red/black), Rosso/Avorio (red/ivory), Grigio/Nero (gray/black), Grigio/Avorio (gray/ivory), Marrone/Avorio (brown/ivory), Avorio/Avorio (ivory/ivory), Avorio/Nero (ivory/black) and Nero (black)

2019 FIAT 500 SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Vehicle Type

A-segment hatchback (500) or cabrio (500c)

EPA Vehicle Class

Mini-compact

Assembly Plant

Toluca, Mexico

 

BODY AND CHASSIS

Layout

Transverse-mounted front engine, front-wheel drive (FWD)

Construction

Unitized steel body

 

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4

Availability

Standard — Fiat 500 Pop and Lounge

Displacement

83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke

2.83 x 3.31 (72.0 x 84.0)

Valve System

Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection

Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless

Construction

Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate

Compression Ratio

9.8:1

Max Turbo Boost (psi / bar)

18 psi / 1.24 bar

Power (SAE)

135 hp (101 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (98.7 bhp/liter)

Torque (SAE)

150 lb.-ft. (203 N•m) @ 2,400-4,200 rpm

Max. Engine Speed

6,500 rpm (electronically limited)

Fuel Requirement

87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable; 91 octane recommended

Oil Capacity

4.0 quarts (3.8 liters) with dry filter

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg

28 / 33 / 30 with five-speed manual transmission

24 / 32 / 27 with six-speed automatic transmission

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER TURBOCHARGED MULTIAIR I-4

Availability

Standard — Fiat 500 Abarth and 500c Abarth

Displacement

83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cu. cm)

Bore x Stroke

2.83 x 3.31 (72.0 x 84.0)

Valve System

Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers

Fuel Injection

Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless

Construction

Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate

Compression Ratio

9.8:1

Max Turbo Boost (psi / bar)

18 psi / 1.24 bar

Power (SAE)

160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (117 hp/liter) (with five-speed manual)

157 hp (117 kW) @ 5,500 rpm (114.8 hp/liter) (with six-speed automatic)

Torque (SAE)

170 lb.-ft. (230 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm (with five-speed manual)

183 lb.-ft. (248 N•m) @ 2,400-4,000 rpm (with six-speed automatic)

Fuel Requirement

87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable; 91 octane recommended

Oil Capacity

4.0 quarts (3.8 liters) with dry filter

Estimated EPA Fuel Economy mpg

28 / 33 / 30 with five-speed manual transmission

24 / 32 / 27 with six-speed automatic transmission

Zero to 60 mph:

6.9 sec (Abarth Automatic)

 

Type

C510 PERFORMANCE FIVE-SPEED MANUAL

AISIN SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC

Availability

Standard

Optional

Description

1st, 2nd gear: Double Cone

3rd, 4th, 5th, gear: Single Cone

Auto Stick driver-interactive manual control and electronically modulated torque converter clutch

Gear Ratios

1st

3.909

4.04

2nd

2.238

2.37

3rd

1.520

1.56

4th

1.156

1.16

5th

0.872

0.85

6th

-

0.67

Reverse

3.909

3.19

Final-drive Ratio

3.353

3.50

Overall Top Gear

-

2.35

 

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Alternator

120-amp

Battery

500 CCA, maintenance free

 

SUSPENSION

Front

500 Pop and Lounge: Sport-tuned shock absorbers, springs and performance-designed lower-control arm

500 Abarth: MacPherson suspension, coil spring with KONI frequency selective damping (FSD) twin-tube struts and stabilizer bar

Rear

500 Pop and Lounge: Sport-tuned shock absorbers and springs

500 Abarth: Rear twist-beam axle with coil springs and twin-tube shock absorbers with 0.86 (22 mm) solid stabilizer bar

 

STEERING

Type

Power rack and pinion with electric power steering (EPS) column

Overall Ratio

15.5:1

Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)

37.6 ft. (11.45 m)

Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)

2.3

 

BRAKES

Front

Rotor size and type: 11.1 x 0.86 (282 x 22) vented

Caliper size and type: 2.12 (54) single-piston with aluminum housing

Swept area: 193 sq. in. (1,244 sq. cm)

Rear

Rotor size and type: 9.4 x 0.4 (240 x 11) solid

Caliper size and type: 1.33 (34) single-piston with aluminum housing

Swept area: 153 sq. in. (984 sq. cm)

 

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES

Wheelbase

90.6 (2,300)

Track, Front

55.4 (1,406.8)

Track, Rear

55.0 (1,397.0)

Overall Length

144.4 (3,667.3)

Overall Width

64.1 (1,627.0); 73.5 (1,866.0 with side mirrors)

Overall Height

500 Pop and Lounge — 59.8 (1,519)

500 Abarth — 59.2 (1,502) to antenna base

500 Abarth — 58.7 (1,490) to roof

500c Abarth — 59.2 (1,504) to roof

Ground Clearance

500 Pop and Lounge — 4.5 (114)

500 Abarth — 4.1 (103.7)

500c Abarth — 4.6 (117.2)

Curb Weight, lb. (kg)

500 Pop and Lounge with five-speed manual — 2,505 (1,136)

500 Pop and Lounge with six-speed automatic — 2,576 (1,168)

500 Abarth — 2,512 (1,141.8) 500c Abarth — 2,545 (1,154.2)

Weight Distribution, % F/R

500 Pop and Lounge with five-speed manual: 65/35 500

Pop and Lounge with six-speed automatic: 66/34 500 Abarth: 64/36

Fuel Tank Capacity, gallon (lt)

10.5 (40)

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Seating Capacity, F/R

2/2

Front headroom

500: 38.9 (989.1); 500 with sunroof: 37.6 (956.3); 500c: 38.6 (980)

Rear headroom

500: 35.6 (903); 500c: 36.8 (934)

Legroom

Front: 40.7 (1,034.8); Rear: 31.7 (805.1)

Shoulder room

Front: 49.4 (1,254.8); Rear: 46.4 (1,177.5);

Hip room

Front: 47.8 (1,215.3); Rear: 42.6 (1,083.1);

Total Passenger Interior Volume

500 — 75.5 cu. ft. (2.137 cu. m)

500c — 76.2 cu. ft. (2.159 cu. m)

EPA Luggage Compartment Volume

500 — 9.5 cu. ft. (0.269 cu. m)

500c — 5.4 cu. ft. (0.152 cu. m)

 

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