2023 Fiat 500
About the Fiat 500
The 2023 Fiat 500 lives on in Australia with just two variants, despite almost being old enough to apply for a learner’s permit.
There is now only the 500 Lounge and the 500 Dolcevita.
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The 2023 Fiat 500 Lounge comes standard with the following features:
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Space-saver spare wheel
- LED daytime running lights
- Heated side mirrors
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 3.5-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Manual air-conditioning
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Fiat Blue fabric upholstery
- Body-colour dashboard
The Fiat 500 Dolcevita adds:
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Fixed glass roof
- Automatic headlights
- Fog lights
- Rain-sensing window wipers
- Chrome front grille surround
- Chrome rear bumper insert
- Chrome exterior window details
- 7.0-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
- Cruise control
- Climate control
- Premium cloth seat upholstery
Price & Specs
The Fiat 500 interior has essence of new and old and brings about a retro design that is perhaps starting to show its age, even in its moderate attempts at modernisation.
The Fiat 500 Lounge is now available with a body-colour dashboard as standard, which replaces the Techno Blue dashboard.
Fiat 500 Colours
The Fiat 500 is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the trim level.
- Gelato White
- Passione Red
- Vesuvio Black
- Sicilia Orange
- Pompei Grey
- Blu Ottanio
- Rugiada Green
- Bi-Colour White/Black
How it Drives
The 2023 Fiat 500 is powered by a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine producing just 51kW of power and 102Nm of torque. Although it doesn't seem like much, the vehicle only weighs about 900kg so the power to weight ratio is still relatively reasonable for a city car.
The only transmission available is a five-speed ‘Dualogic’ semi-automatic, with drive sent to the front wheels only.
Fiat claims the 500 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 12.9 seconds, and flat out you’ll be doing 160km/h.
Fiat 500 Safety Rating
The updated 2023 Fiat 500 is currently unrated but did score a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted in 2008. This rating is no longer applicable because the testing date is too long ago.
At the time it received a frontal offset score of 15.11 out of 16, side impact score of 15.80 out of 16, pole score of two out of two, and a seat belt reminders score of two out of three. The overall score was 34.91 out of 37.
The Fiat 500 comes standard with the following safety features:
- Seven airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- Tyre pressure monitoring system
Safety features such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and a reversing camera aren’t available on any model.
Fiat 500 Options
The $1900 Lusso Pack available on the Dolcevita adds the following:
- 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels
- Seven-speaker Beats sound system
- Tinted rear and side windows
- Tyre repair kit (replaces space-saver spare wheel)
The Dolcevita is also optionally available with a $1500 electric sunroof.
There are also some different exterior paint colours, including a two-tone black and white option for the Dolcevita.
All colours apart from Gelato White cost an additional $550.
Fiat 500 Warranty
The Fiat 500 is covered by a three-year or 150,000km warranty. It also has roadside assist for three years, or 150,000km, whichever comes first.
Service intervals for the Fiat 500 are every 12 months, or 15,000km, whichever comes first.
Fiat 500 Boot Space
Boot capacity in the Fiat 500 is 185 litres.
Fiat 500 Fuel Economy
The 2023 Fiat 500 uses a claimed 4.8L/100km on the combined cycle.
It has a 35L fuel tank and requires a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol.
The 2023 FIAT 500 is Combined (4.8) and E10 Compatible (-).
Fiat 500 Dimensions
The 2023 FIAT 500 measures 3571mm long, 1627mm wide and 1488mm tall, with a 2300mm tall wheelbase.
The 2023 FIAT 500 has a braked towing capacity of 800kg and an unbraked towing capacity of 400kg.
Fiat 500 Market Fit
The Fiat 500 is categorised as a Micro Car and has a price of $27,220.
Fiat 500 Interesting Facts
The current generation Fiat 500 has been around since its announcement back in May 2006 and has been on sale since 2007. A good 50 years since the original was launched.