2017 Fiat 500e

A smooth-riding compact city car. 

2017 Fiat 500e
  • Likes
  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Dislikes
  • Low mileage range
  • Small space

Fiat’s CEO may have famously said his brand’s pure electric Fiat 500e may be costing him money to build, sell and repair, but this retro-meets-futuristic mini car is actually a contender in the EV market. On  urban road tests in West Hollywood, California, we found the Fiat 500e has rather thrilling performance with quick acceleration, nimble steering, balanced regenerative braking and surprisingly smooth suspension. Inside, Fiat’s electrified cinquecento (Italian for 500) is a retro lover’s paradise of rounded shapes, bright chromes, leather bucket seats and matching paint-colored accents. Now if only they would improve the battery power to go beyond a range of only 84 miles.

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Specs

Base Price: $32,780

  • 31 / 38 mpg
  • EPA
  • 8.4 sec
  • 0-60
  • 101 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 88 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Horsepower: 101 hp
  • Torque: 147 lb-ft
  • 0-60 mph: 8.4 sec
  • Top Speed: 88 mph
  • EPA City: 31 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 38 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 4

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