By most standards the 2017 FIAT 500 is small, yet not too small as to remain unnoticed by the industry. In fact, since it was launched a decade ago, it already holds plenty of awards under its belt. Despite its highly compact dimensions, what makes the FIAT 500 such a giant? Could it be the retro Italian styling? The funky interior? Perhaps the fancy onboard tech? Maybe it’s the simple brilliance of having all of these in a cute-as-a-button package.
You can keep reading about it all day of course, or you can see it for yourself at J Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Anaheim Hills. Drop by their showroom near Costa Mesa and Corona, CA, and browse our inventory with various trims, options and accessories. Schedule a test drive of the 2017 FIAT 500 today, and get a real hands-on feel of what it can really do.
There’s no denying that the 2017 FIAT 500 is quite the charmer. The design pays homage to the original FIAT Cinquecento, with vintage styling cues comprising its aesthetics. It’s a happy-looking car, with the wide-eyed projector headlights that always look excited in anticipation of the next drive. Pull on the door hinges, and the classic exterior gives way to a contemporary cabin offering elegance, comfort and modern tech for four occupants. The upholstery comes in a choice of either premium cloth or leather, depending on trim. Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) regulates ambient heat or coolness at your fingertips. The 7-inch Driver Information Digital Cluster Display shows you aspects of the car’s functions in real-time, replacing traditional analog gauges. As if the car itself wasn’t fun enough, the onboard 5-inch touchscreen offers Uconnect® 5.0 with media hub for entertainment on the go, as well as hands-free communication capabilities. Everything within easy reach, with minimal fuss and clutter. The 2017 FIAT 500 translates cuteness and functionality into smiles all around, even before you start the engine.
Powering the 2017 FIAT 500 is a sprightly 1.4-liter MultiAir® 16-valve engine capable of 101 horsepower and 98 lb.-ft. of torque, plenty for tooling around on city streets. It’s almost crazy to think that the car would need anything more, given its rather small size. And yet, a turbo version with twin intercoolers is available on the top-spec Abarth, raising the numbers to a maximum of 160 horsepower and 183 lb.-ft. of torque. Available five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions both use Sport mode to maximize engine output, resulting in improved handling and efficiency. The sport-tuned suspension hugs every curve with steady confidence. The ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System is on hand to make tight maneuvers a breeze. Four-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) provide sure stopping power that’s been perfected on the track. And seven airbags protect everyone inside in case of unavoidable impacts. Experience everyday driving joy Italian style, whether on city corners or the track, with the 2017 FIAT 500 for sale in Anaheim Hills, CA. Visit J Star Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT of Anaheim Hills today.