Compare 2017 FIAT 500 vs 2016 Ford Fiesta

2017 FIAT 500
2016 Ford Fiesta
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Lounge Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 Lounge Hatch 31 38 $18,218 $18,495
500 Pop Hatch 31 38 $14,945 $14,995
500 Abarth Cabrio 28 33 $21,063 $21,490
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $19,620 $19,995
500c Lounge Cabrio 31 38 $19,661 $19,990
500c Pop Cabrio 31 38 $16,388 $16,490
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4-Door Sedan S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan S 28 36 $14,361 $14,580
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan SE 28 36 $15,572 $15,810
Fiesta 4-Door Sedan Titanium 28 36 $18,252 $18,530
Fiesta 5-Door HB S 28 36 $14,657 $14,880
Fiesta 5-Door HB SE 28 36 $15,868 $16,110
Fiesta 5-Door HB ST 26 33 $21,139 $21,460
Fiesta 5-Door HB Titanium 28 36 $18,547 $18,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,218
$14,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,495
$14,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.7
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Fiat 500, in a simplified lineup of models, is still stylish and distinctive after six years; pick the Abarth for driver excitement or the 500c Cabrio for inexpensive soft-top fun The 2016 Fiesta offers fun and features not expected at these prices, but it lacks interior space compared to top rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 49
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
47.9 50.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 31.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.5 85.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
55 57.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 98
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 67.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
139.6 173.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.8 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
9.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
30.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 7.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 10.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.6 34.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/55HR15 P185/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55HR15 P185/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2366 2578
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
Displacement
1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
101 @ 6500 120 @ 6350
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
98 @ 4000 112 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
EAB NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.04
Trans Order Code
DDF NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.85
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500 Ford Fiesta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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