2015 FIAT 500 vs. Its Competition

2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

While you might expect pint-sized cars to get super-sized fuel economy, that's not necessarily the way it works in this segment.

The 2015 Fiat 500 competes mostly with other cars that focus on fitting into small parking spaces in the city–as well as creating the most cargo space out of their tiny cabins.

The Honda Fit is best at the latter, thanks to its fold-away seating and monstrous interior space.

The Toyota Yaris has a record for reliability, but looks a little plain in comparison to the Fiat.

The Ford Fiesta is slightly larger and has more doors–plus it's offered in a tremendously exciting Fiesta ST guise.

The MINI Cooper comes with equal doses of charm, but for a considerably higher price.

There's also the Smart ForTwo, which lacks the rear seat.

Finally, the Chevy Spark might be the most well-rounded vehicle in the segment, but still doesn't carry the same flair for style that you'll find in the Fiat 500.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The Fiat 500 is one of the most stylish ways to choose a small car today, and the Abarth and Turbo models add more excitement for the driver.
6.8
The 2015 Chevrolet Spark can actually seat four adults and manage frugal fuel economy; it's best of the minicars.
7.6
The 2015 Fiesta lineup is proof that small cars don't have to be feature free, and you can even have a bit of fun while saving fuel.
8.2
The 2015 Honda Fit might not up the ante in sportiness, but it offers up exactly what urban small-car shoppers want in safety and convenience features—and it's still as good as some utility vehicles or vans with its wondrous, unmatched Magic Seat setup.
8.0
The 2014 MINI Cooper is a fun, smart, and practical way to get around, without giving up its sporty, quirky side.
MSRP From     
$16,845$12,270$14,455$15,650$13,270$19,950
Gas Mileage     
28 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy30 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy34 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsSubcompact CarSubcompact CarsSmall Station WagonTwo-SeatersMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door HB Ribelle *Ltd Avail*5-Door HB Manual LS4-Door Sedan S5-Door HB Manual LX2-Door Coupe Pure2-Door Coupe
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
445524
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackSedanHatchbackCoupeHatchback
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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