FIAT 500 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but FIAT 500 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, 500 zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing 500 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your FIAT 500 engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2019 FIAT 500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Pop 2dr Hatchback
135 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight, 28 City / 33 Hwy mpg
8 sec, 17.7 @ 0
Lounge 2dr Hatchback
135 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight, 24 City / 32 Hwy mpg
8 sec, 17.7 @ 0
Abarth 2dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 170 Lb-Ft., 2512 Weight, 28 City / 33 Hwy mpg
8 sec, 17.7 @ 0

2018 FIAT 500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Abarth 2dr Hatchback
7 sec, 15.7 @ 88
Pop 2dr Hatchback
9.8 sec, 17.3 @ 77
Lounge 2dr Hatchback
9.8 sec, 17.3 @ 77

2017 FIAT 500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Abarth 2dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 170 Lb-Ft., 2512 Weight, 28 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.7 @ 88
Pop 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight, 27 City / 34 Hwy mpg
9.8 sec, 17.3 @ 77
Lounge 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight, 27 City / 34 Hwy mpg
9.8 sec, 17.3 @ 77

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 6.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph 20.5 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.5 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.4 sec @ 90 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 170 ft
Source: С&D

2016 FIAT 500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Abarth 2dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 170 Lb-Ft., 2512 Weight
7 sec, 15.7 @ 88
Turbo 2dr Hatchback
135 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2505 Weight
8.7 sec, 16.4 @ 82
Pop 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77
Easy 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77
Sport 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77
Lounge 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2366 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 8.1 sec
Zero to 100 mph 23.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 9.2 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 12.0 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 9.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.1 sec @ 86 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 181 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2015 FIAT 500 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Abarth 2dr Hatchback
160 Hp, 170 Lb-Ft., 2512 Weight
7 sec, 15.7 @ 87
Turbo 2dr Hatchback
135 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2477 Weight
8 sec, 16.5 @ 0
Pop 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2363 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77
Sport 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2363 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77
Lounge 2dr Hatchback
101 Hp, 98 Lb-Ft., 2363 Weight
9.8 sec, 17.6 @ 77


FIAT 500 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2019

8 sec

17.7 @ 0 mph
2018

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 88 - 17.3 @ 77 mph
2017

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 88 - 17.3 @ 77 mph
2016

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 88 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2015

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2014

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2013

7 - 9.8 sec

15.7 @ 87 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2012

7 - 9.6 sec

15.8 @ 87 - 17.5 @ 78 mph

The Fiat 500 answers a very particular question: What do you buy if you want a compact car that incorporates nostalgia and distinct European style? The 500 is undoubtedly lightweight as a two-door subcompact. And it has a nostalgia and styling angle with the stylistic hints that represent the initial Fiat 500 from the 1950s. So what is it like as a modern everyday driver? The response is not so fun.

It's one of the simplest vehicles to park, to the 500's credit. The compact scale makes it perfect for crowded towns, and its quick nature provides a traffic benefit. Sadly, the same dimensions imply that your people-carrying room is limited. Much of the adults would be cozy on the front seat, but the back seat is simply a glorified shelf. The trunk is as small.

The 500 gets a small 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood. It gives the 500 a specific personality to feel ambitious and lively in the city, but it also remains one of the category's slowest cars. The economy of petrol is indeed disappointing.

The 2019 Fiat 500 is ultimately an intriguing option for subcompact shoppers, but this is not our first choice. In several instances, rivals are cheaper and provide more services. We suggest you look at four-door subcompacts, such as the Kia Rio or the Honda Fit. And if you search for a double-door city vehicle, we advise you to look at the regular Mini Cooper or even an electric Fiat 500e that we prefer to the gasoline power model.

The 500 is undoubtedly not sporty, but it can be quick and maneuverable. Even the model Abarth with 160 hp will spin the front tires at full throttle, but less remarkable are the instrumented acceleration figures. The Mini Cooper Hardtop, let alone Cooper S model, is hardly able to be caught up.

The Fiat 500 is a small city car with four-passenger seating, though the rear seats suit ideal for small children. It is offered as a two-door hatchback or convertible (known as the 500C) with fixed roof rails and a folding center portion. It is available in 3 trim editions -Pop, Lounge, and Abarth.

All 500 models are equipped with a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine that rides the front wheels. For all trims, a five-speed manual transmission is regular, while a six-speed automatic is eligible. For the Pop and Lounge types, the engine provides 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The Abarth models get a noticeable power bump: 160 hp and 170 lb-ft.

The pop trim comes with such features as 16-inch alloy wheels, a rearview camera; hill start assist, mirrors with heating, foglights, locking and unlocking with no key, air conditioning, accessories of full power, cruise control, fabrics upholstery, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a 7-inch color driver information monitor, 50/50-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-only steering wheel wrapped in leather, a cargo cover, and Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment interface with a 5-inch center touchscreen, Bluetooth, voice controls, and an Alpine audio system with six speakers, extra audio input and two USB ports (one for connection to the mobile phone, the other for charging). The Pop convertible is also fitted with rear parking Parktronic.

The Lounge trim edition, more focused on luxury, contains all the above options, plus chrome exterior trim, a fixed glass roof, rear Parktronic, a rearview mirror with auto-dimming, automatic climate control, front seats with heating, leather upholstery, and satellite radio.

The top of the 500 line is the Abarth, more oriented on performance. It has parking sensors from the Lounge. It comes with a more powerful engine, a rear spoiler, sportier suspension tuning, advanced brakes with calipers of red color, a performance exhaust system, exclusive exterior and interior styling tweaks, unique cloth upholstery, a shift knob wrapped in leather, a sport steering wheel, and front floor mats.

You can add some of the Lounge's features to the Pop and the Abarth as additional. Among other notable options, there are a 1957 Edition kit (with exclusive colors and badging), a sunroof for coupe models, 17-inch wheels for the Abarth, a BeatsAudio sound system, a navigation setup, and various exterior and interior styling improvements.

Choosing your own Fiat 500 should be pretty simple with just three trim editions. The base Pop trim might be enticing, but we think the midlevel Lounge trim is the better option. There is a significant price difference, but it contains a range of additional features that make the 500 more livable, such as automatic climate control, leather upholstery, rear Parktronic, and front seats with heating.



FIAT 500 specs