As you know, the 2012 Fiat 500 is an extremely unique car to drive. It has nice, but different, styling which makes it very desirable for consumers. It is known to be reliable and have good handling. On top of all that, the manual version of the Fiat 500 will get you great gas mileage which makes the cost of ownership even lower. This car comes in six trim levels: 2 coupes, 2 convertible and the Abarth. All of them have a 1.4L 4 cylinder engine and depending on which one you want you can expect to pay between $15,000 and $23,000.
The Pop is the lowest level Fiat 500 you can buy at about $15,500. Even though the price of the Pop is low you can still expect to get a few options in it that make it worth your money and time.
In the Fiat 500 Sport, for just $2,000 more you will get many more options in addition to what you get with the Pop. The main reason why people like the Sport is because it truly has a sporty and unique look to it.
The final coupe model that you can buy is the Fiat 500 Lounge. At a price of $19,500 it is a bit more costly than the Pop and the Sport but it also has a few different upgrades that those two trim levels don’t have available.
The Pop and the Lounge also come as convertibles that are known as the C Pop and the C Lounge. The only major differences are that they are convertibles and that they have higher price tags. The C Pop costs $19,500 and the C Lounge costs $23,500.
The final type of Fiat 500 that is available is the Abarth. This is one of the more expensive trim levels at $22,000 but it is also loaded with a lot of extra options.
Some of the things that you will get in the Fiat 500 Pop are 15-inch wheels, full power, heated mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control, and a six speaker stereo system.
If you want even more options you can upgrade to the Sport. Like the Pop, the Sport is a coupe that is full of nice features. Central among those features are 16-inch wheels, a roof spoiler, fog lamps, and sport seats. The 2012 Fiat 500 Sport has all of the same features as the Pop, but it also has rear parking sensors, heated front seats and a glass roof top.
The C Pop and the C Lounge convertible models have the same options as their coupe counterparts, just at a higher price.
In the top-level Abarth model you will get a turbo charged engine, adjustable stability control, custom graphics and emblems and a sports steering wheel just to name a few.
The one major criticism of the 2012 Fiat 500 is that it is a bit slow. It has been timed at 10.8 seconds from 0-60. However, if you are willing to overlook this there is a lot of value in these small model cars. They are comparable to the Smart Fortwo and the Ford Fiesta hatchback which are two very popular models. If you are looking at one of those two models you should also look into the Fiat 500. It is perfect for the person that wants to drive a car that is a little bit different yet still eco-friendly at the same time. With enough room for two comfortably, it is perfect for couple without any children.
There are also several safety features that are present on all 2012 Fiat 500 trim levels. These features include stability and traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, driver knee airbag, front side airbags, and side curtain airbags. Though this car is not overly fast and powerful, it is nice to know that you are well protected when behind the wheel.