Compare 2016 FIAT 500e vs 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

2016 FIAT 500e
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
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2-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500e 2-Door HB N/A N/A $31,276 $31,800
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4-Door HB SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
e-Golf 4-Door HB SE N/A N/A $27,835 $28,995
e-Golf 4-Door HB SEL Premium N/A N/A $34,171 $35,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,276
$27,835
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,800
$28,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$530 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Fiat 500e can be viewed as the best 500 minicar, if you can live with a real-world range of 80 miles; its power is smoother, its handling is more balanced, and it's cheap to buy and run—but you can only get it in California and Oregon. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf is a competent electric car, but its specs are less competitive than before.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 55.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.4 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
47.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.6 93.5
Second Leg Room (in)
27.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5
Length, Overall (in)
142.4 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
60.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
55 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 103.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
55.4 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
7 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.4 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.3 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P185/55HR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Front Tire Size
P185/55HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
T1A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2980 3380
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
111 115
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 199
Engine Order Code
E99 NA
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
84 83
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
121 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
112 116
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
103 105
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.59 3.61
Trans Order Code
DAC NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
9.59 2.70
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500e Volkswagen e-Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link

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