2015 Fiat 500C 1957 Edition

It's a "Throwback Everyday" with this charming, pastel-hued, special-edition 2-door convertible.

  • Likes
  • Cute
  • great city car
  • Dislikes
  • Cargo space

With its cute retro steel wheels and pastel color scheme, the Fiat 500c 1957 Edition aims to be a reminder of a more optimistic age in car design. While mechanically unchanged from other versions of the 500c, this particular Fiat might make you feel like you just showed up to the dealer in Doc Brown's DeLorean. (Because you've gone back to the future, get it?)

Unlike most cars that Americans drove in 1957, the Fiat 500c is tiny by modern standards. The roof is more of a canvas moonroof than a true convertible top. However, it works to let in some sun and adds to the carefree, nostalgic vibe that this car is made to convey. It should appeal to customers who longed for a VW Cabrio in the late 90s. Smaller than a Mini convertible, the 500c is great if you live in an area where the parking spots are tiny.

Like all Fiat 500 models without an Abarth badge, the 500c 1957 edition we tested had leisurely acceleration and a tendency to lean in harder corners. Perhaps more suited to the pace of 1950s traffic, the 500c gets to 60 in around 10 seconds. However, gas mileage is entirely modern, with the 500c rated at up to 31 city/40 highway mpg.

Warranty/Service: 4 year/50,000 miles basic warranty, 4 year/ 50,000 miles powertrain warranty

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Specs

Base Price: $22,800

As Tested: $22,800

  • 27 / 34 mpg
  • EPA
  • 8.1 sec
  • 0-60
  • 101 hp
  • Horsepower
  • 127 mph
  • Top Speed
  • Engine: 1.4-liter I4 Multiair 16-valve engine
  • Horsepower: 101 hp
  • Torque: 98 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Curb Weight: 2,550 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 90.6 in
  • Length: 139.6 in
  • Width: 64.1 in
  • Height: 59.8 in
  • Brakes: 4-wheel anti-lock disc power brakes
  • Suspension: Standard sport-tuned suspension
  • Traction: Electronic stability control
  • 0-60 mph: 8.1 sec
  • Top Speed: 127 mph
  • EPA City: 27 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 34 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 30 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Safety: Advanced multi-stage front airbags, supplemental front seat-mounted side airbags, supplemental side-curtain front airbags, driver knee-bolster airbags

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