2013 FIAT 500 vs. Its Competition

2013 Fiat 500e electric car, Los Angeles drive event, April 2013
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Honda Fit is nearly a micro-van, or MPV as the Europeans would term it, with a surprising amount of passenger and cargo room in its myriad configurations; its handling and looks however leave much to be desired.

The Toyota Yaris is even less exciting, but it has a proven track record of reliability, and smart Toyota packaging means it is as useful as it is dull.

Ford's Fiesta is also somewhat prone to the size complications of the 500, but with rear doors, it is much more practical as a three- or four-passenger car, and it has its own, edgy modern style.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2013 Fiat 500 rewards the style-conscious buyer that's willing to go small, and the Abarth and Turbo models even add in a healthy dose of sport.
7.6
Small cars don't need to be bland--the 2013 Ford Fiesta proves that with a saucy look and pert handling.
7.2
If you're not turned off by the utilitarian look of the 2013 Honda Fit, you'll like what you get, which is awesome practicality and space-efficiency, plus some driving verve.
7.2
The 2013 Toyota Yaris holds true to its promise as a maneuverable, economical car for city commuting--with a cheerful, well-designed interior--but highway refinement and weak performance are major drawbacks.
MSRP From   
$16,195$13,200$15,425$14,370
Gas Mileage   
28 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
Minicompact CarSubcompactSmall Station WagonSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door HB Pop4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB Manual3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4555
Passenger Doors   
24N/AN/A
Body Style   
HatchbackSedanHatchbackHatchback
Transmission   
ManualManualManualManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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