Though big for a Fiat model, the 2014 Fiat 500L is still small for a wagon or crossover that boasts so much interior volume. However, limited tech and performance have us reconsidering the competition.
The pure-electric 2013 Fiat 500e has the looks, the range, and the power to be city-car practical, but competing models offer better dashboard tech.
Fiat is a brand best known for its small cars, which is what makes the super-sized and spacious 2014 500L Trekking so strange.
Big on space, but small on displacement; the 2014 Fiat 500L makes due with a tiny 1.4T engine.
Fiat demonstrated how advanced tech could improve even a low-budget model, outfitting its 500 Turbo and Abarth with LCD instrument clusters at the New York auto show.
A turbocharger, closer gear ratios, and suspension tuning make the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth ridiculously fun to drive, but it takes the TomTom navigation option to overcome problems with the cabin tech interface.
The tiny 2012 Fiat 500C is the best-looking car among the new economy set, but it doesn't edge anyone out based on its cabin or performance technology.
The all-electric Fiat 500e is an interesting little go-getter with some confusing and redundant technologies inside.
You won't find a tailpipe on the rear bumper of this adorable little Italian hatchback. That's because the Fiat 500e is fully electric.
The small and economical Fiat 500 marks a mild return for the brand to the U.S., but the Abarth version adds a much more aggressive note, and will give enthusiasts a reason to drive Italian.