The finishing level of the base is Pop: its generous list of features and its low initial price are attractive for buyers on a limited budget. But we say go for the first class salon. 2019 Fiat 500 is almost fully loaded and does not add much to the end result. The only options available at the show are a panoramic sunroof and the Graphite Edition, which combines the sunroof with slight appearance changes.
The 2019 Fiat 500 is a compact four door car that rivals a small group of cars and sedans with similar ideas, as well as compact crossovers. The basic model Pop is very economical and has many comforts and technological features. The mid-level Trek does not cost much more and adds desirable luxury services. The Top Lounge model is a little more expensive than Trekking and is a better offer if you want to benefit from the Trekking Popular Team package.
Basic Pop level comes with 16 inch alloy wheels, daytime running lights, heated mirrors, tinted windows, remote locking and unlocking, rearview camera, air conditioning, cruise control, height adjustable front seats, tilt wrapped in leather . Flying and folding rear seats split 60/40 telescopic sliding forward and back, 7 inch touch screen, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and audio system with six speakers. The Pop Popular Group Group’s optional option package includes rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, driver’s lumbar adjustment and auto dimming rearview mirror. The Pop Premium group includes these features, in addition to satellite radio, a navigation system and a BeatsAudio audio system with seven speakers. Climbing the Trekking level adds 17 inch wheels, non slip headlamps, unique body panels and sleek looking ornaments, LED interior lighting, leather upholstery, heated front seats, rear armrests and the BeatsAudio audio system, satellite navigation and premium radio. It is also available with Popular Equipment Group, which also includes manual lumbar adjustment for the passenger. The first class salon features 2019 Fiat 500 alloy wheels with a painted finish, exterior mirrors and chrome body accents, as well as Popular Equipment Group content. A panoramic roof and color combinations that combine with the roof and exterior mirrors are other options available, depending on the level of finish. Two cosmetic packs are also available: the Pop’s Chrome Appearance pack (unique 17 inch wheels and chrome exterior) and the Lounge’s Graphite Edition pack (unpainted wheels, sunroof, gray painted ceilings and mirrors).
Among family size sedans, the 2019 Fiat 500 is lagging behind. The Kia Niro hybrid has a combined power of 50 mpg and the Mini Cooper Countryman qualifies up to 28 mpg combined. The 2019 Fiat 500 is powered by a 160 horsepower, 1.4 liter turbo 4 engine capable of moving nearly 3,200 pounds. The busy turbo 4 does not make the mileage spectacular, 25 mpg combined, and requires premium fuel. In our experience, the 2019 Fiat 500 L turbo is a little comforting in the city, but it lacks ideas quickly on the road and it is necessary to plan the removal of passes. There is too much mass to load. The bright side is the animated direction and a suffocating suspension that helps domesticate the road. The 2019 Fiat 500 L uses an inexpensive torsion beam at the rear, but with Koni dampers that absorb some of the vibrations from the rear. It’s comfortable, but not convincingly sporty.
Fiat has not announced the arrival of 2019 Fiat 500 news in showrooms in the UK, but order books are expected to open in 2019. A range of standard gasoline and diesel models is expected to cost about the same price than the outgoing car. £ 11,350, while the new hybrid versions could cost more than £ 19,000. It may take until 2020 to see a high performance Abarth version in the showrooms.