The Fiat 500 competes in a class of small cars that’s seemingly split.
Some are bare bones transportation (Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit) and others offer flair, at a price.
The Volkswagen Beetle is the natural competitor to the 500, and both are similarly aged.
The Volkswagen is more livable but lacks the fun of the 500 Abarth.
The Mini Cooper is more complete—it has a better interior and more powertrain varieties, but it can easily crest $30,000 in many configurations.
The Ford Fiesta is old and suffers from inattention but can be inexpensive in base versions.
The Honda Fit is the most flexible and usable, although it’s not as fun as it used to be.
The Smart Fortwo is electric only this year, and its range and price make it difficult to recommend.
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