Compare 2019 FIAT 500 vs 2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 FIAT 500
2019 Ford Fiesta
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Abarth Hatch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500 Abarth Hatch 28 33 $20,306 $20,745
500 Lounge Hatch 28 33 $19,606 $19,995
500 Pop Hatch 28 33 $16,333 $16,495
500 Retro Hatch 28 33 $19,606 $19,995
500c Abarth Cabrio 24 32 $21,704 $22,240
500c Lounge Cabrio 28 33 $21,004 $21,490
500c Pop Cabrio 24 32 $17,731 $17,990
500c Retro Cabrio 28 33 $21,004 $21,490
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S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fiesta S Sedan 27 35 $14,118 $14,260
Fiesta SE Hatch 27 35 $15,633 $15,790
Fiesta SE Sedan 27 35 $15,335 $15,490
Fiesta ST Hatch 25 32 $21,126 $21,340
Fiesta ST Line Hatch 27 35 $17,449 $17,625

Pricing

Invoice Price

$20,306
$14,118

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$20,745
$14,260

Monthly Payment Estimate

$346 / month
$238 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

4.6
3.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws. The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Minicompact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

75.5 85.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

46.4 49

Front Leg Room (in)

40.7 42.2

Front Hip Room (in)

47.8 50.6

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Second Leg Room (in)

31.7 31.2

Front Head Room (in)

38.9 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

42.6 49.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

49.4 52.7

Second Head Room (in)

35.5 37.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.7 58

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)

144.4 173.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

26.8 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

9.5 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 12.8

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes -

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)

11.1 10.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

10.5 12.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.6 34.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15

Rear Tire Order Code

T1D NA

Front Tire Size

P195/45HR16 P185/60HR15

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

T1D NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2512 2578

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 15 X 6

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 15 X 6

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

500 500

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

120 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

170 @ 2500 112 @ 5000

Engine Order Code

EAM NA

Displacement

1.4 L/83 1.6 L/97

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

160 @ 5500 120 @ 6350

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 35

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 27

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.91 3.85

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.35 4.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.28

Trans Type

5 5

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.87 0.76

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.91 3.61

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.24 2.04

Trans Order Code

DDE NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 0.95

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

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

5.9 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

--

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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