2016 FIAT 500
2016 FIAT 500 Abarth

2016 FIAT® 500

2016 FIAT® 500 Abarth

2016 FIAT® 500 vs 500 Abarth

Serving Dublin, Columbus, Hilliard, Westerville, Marysville, OH

The FIAT 500 fills a special niche on today’s car market. Drivers from across the country have fallen in love with the FIAT 500’s Italian styling and nimble handling. Although the small hatchback offers affordability, it still comes loaded with a lot of popular features. It is a great choice for the commuters who desire a stylish daily-driver that is easy on gas.

Featuring a number of high-performance parts, the Abarth is the most exciting model in the FIAT 500 lineup. Its quick acceleration and macho appearance will tempt plenty of car shoppers. Here is how the standard FIAT 500 compares to the 500 Abarth.


Under the hood of the standard FIAT 500 sits a punchy four-cylinder engine. With a total output of 101 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque, the engine can easily move around the subcompact car. Keep in mind that the FIAT 500 weighs less than 2,500 pounds. You can choose either a five-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission. The high-performance 500 Abarth comes equipped with a powerful turbocharged engine. FIAT’s innovative Multi-Air technology helps the four-cylinder engine to produce a thrilling 160 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. A sports-tuned suspension further enhances the hatchback’s razor-sharp handling. Although the Abarth model is faster, the standard 500 will reward you with better fuel economy. The standard 500 can deliver an efficient 40 mpg on the highway*. Meanwhile, the 500 Abarth returns up to 34 mpg*.


No other vehicle on the market looks like the FIAT 500. The car’s fashionable styling gives it an edge over a lot of the competition. Onlookers will quickly notice the hatchback’s signature headlights and sloping rear-end. A set of 15-inch alloy wheels elevate the Pop trim's curb appeal. Some of the invigorating paint colors include Celeste Blue, Rhino, and Modern Pearl Yellow. To give the 500 Abarth a more aggressive look, it has been equipped with a special body kit and a lightweight set of 16-inch wheels. Red brake calipers bolster the 500 Abarth's sportier appearance. Not only does the dual-outlet exhaust look powerful, but it also helps maximize the turbocharged engine’s output. While the standard 500 will appeal to most people, the Abarth version is for the drivers who crave sportier styling and performance.


All 2016 FIAT 500 models are engineered to provide a high level of crash protection. If a thief attempts to steal your ride, the standard security system will immediately cause the horn to sound off. Some of the other standard safety features include a tire pressure monitor, an advanced airbag system, and hill start assist. In contrast to the standard 500, the Abarth model features a more advanced stability control system. Both versions of the FIAT 500 can be equipped with a Rear Park Assist system, which detects objects that may stand in your path.

The 2016 FIAT 500 is a fun vehicle that garners a lot of compliments. To see which model best suits your personal taste, stop by your local FIAT dealership to take a test drive.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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Dublin, OH 43017