2019 FIAT 500 vs. Its Competition

2019 Fiat 500
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

With a retro-centric approach, the 2019 Fiat 500 only has one true foil in the Mini Cooper, which is much higher-quality but also more expensive than the little Italian.

The Volkswagen Beetle is larger and more practical while offering similar timeless charm but is departing the market after this year.

The Ford Fiesta and Honda Fit are both more practical and affordable but don’t offer the Fiat’s whimsical ways, and the electric-only Smart ForTwo is somehow even smaller than the Fiat and should only be considered by those really pressed for parking space.

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Quick Specs
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.
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
The 2019 Mini Cooper makes no apologies for its heritage, packing charm and fun into a pint-size package.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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