2014 FIAT 500c Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,945-$26,195
$19,384-$25,196
28 /CITY / 36 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • Updated front passenger seat with armrest
  • Granito Lucente and Nero Puro paint colors
  • Turbocharged GQ Edition model

Introduction
The 2014 Fiat 500c is a compact front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger convertible available in three trim levels, plus a new-for-2014 special-edition variant. Competitors include the Mini Cooper, Smart Fortwo Cabriolet, Volkswagen Beetle convertible, and to a lesser degree, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Models and Features
Serving as the lineup's entry-level model, the 2014 Fiat 500c Pop comes well appointed with features including heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, air conditioning, 6-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack and iPod compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, height-adjustable driver's seat, 15-in. steel wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls. All 500c models also feature a power-operated soft top with three settings, allowing drivers to open the roof just a bit to create a sunroof effect, a little more to shine the sun on both rows of passengers, or fully retracted with the canvas roof folded over the trunk.

While the Pop covers the basics, the 500c Lounge spices things up with extras such as fog lights, chrome trim, automatic climate control, a 276-watt premium sound system with satellite radio service, upgraded upholstery, and alloy wheels.

From there, the 2014 Fiat 500c Abarth takes a turn toward enhanced performance, as evidenced by its more powerful engine, retuned suspension, larger brake rotors, and standard 16-in. alloy wheels. Among the car's other enhancements are a rear spoiler, aluminum foot pedals, sport bucket seats, and a unique steering wheel.

In previous years, that's where the lineup would end, but, for 2014, Fiat has introduced the all-new 500c GQ Edition. Highlights include black and red alloy wheels, black-accented lights, black and white leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Alcantara seat inserts. Four exterior paint colors are offered: Nero Puro, Argento, Granito Lucente, and Bianco.

Options and Packages
As one might expect, the 2014 Fiat 500c can be upgraded with a variety of factory upgrades, with one of the more notable items being a Beats Premium Audio package boasting 8 speakers that produce 368 watts of sound. There's also a Leather Luxury package with heated front seats, rear park-assist sensors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as a separate navigation system and a Mopar Electronics package featuring in-car Wi-Fi.

Under the Hood
Like their hardtop counterparts, the 2014 Fiat 500c Pop and Lounge models are equipped with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 101 horsepower and 98 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, as is a sport mode that improves throttle response. For drivers not fond of shifting their own gears, a 6-speed automatic transmission is offered.

That same 4-cylinder engine is also at the heart of the Abarth and GQ Edition, though with the help of an added turbocharger, output has been increased to 160 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5-speed manual is the only available transmission. According to Fiat, these more potent models can hit 60 mph in about 7 seconds.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA fuel-economy estimates, the standard Pop and Lounge variants with the manual transmission are the most fuel efficient among 500c models, with ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Buyers who opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission will see those figures drop significantly to 27 mpg and 34 mpg, respectively. Abarth and GQ Edition models match that 34 mpg rating, and are expected to achieve 28 mpg around town.

Regardless of powertrain, Fiat recommends filling the 500c's gas tank with premium fuel.

Safety and Ratings
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Fiat 500c.

In an effort to ace those tests and protect passengers, Fiat fits every 500c with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front active head restraints, and 7 air bags.

What's New for 2014:

  • Updated front passenger seat with armrest
  • Granito Lucente and Nero Puro paint colors
  • Turbocharged GQ Edition model

Introduction
The 2014 Fiat 500c is a compact front-wheel-drive, 4-passenger convertible available in three trim levels, plus a new-for-2014 special-edition variant. Competitors include the Mini Cooper, Smart Fortwo Cabriolet, Volkswagen Beetle convertible, and to a lesser degree, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Models and Features
Serving as the lineup's entry-level model, the 2014 Fiat 500c Pop comes well appointed with features including heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, air conditioning, 6-speaker sound system with an auxiliary input jack and iPod compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity, height-adjustable driver's seat, 15-in. steel wheels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated controls. All 500c models also feature a power-operated soft top with three settings, allowing drivers to open the roof just a bit to create a sunroof effect, a little more to shine the sun on both rows of passengers, or fully retracted with the canvas roof folded over the trunk.

While the Pop covers the basics, the 500c Lounge spices things up with extras such as fog lights, chrome trim, automatic climate control, a 276-watt premium sound system with satellite radio service, upgraded upholstery, and alloy wheels.

From there, the 2014 Fiat 500c Abarth takes a turn toward enhanced performance, as evidenced by its more powerful engine, retuned suspension, larger brake rotors, and standard 16-in. alloy wheels. Among the car's other enhancements are a rear spoiler, aluminum foot pedals, sport bucket seats, and a unique steering wheel.

In previous years, that's where the lineup would end, but, for 2014, Fiat has introduced the all-new 500c GQ Edition. Highlights include black and red alloy wheels, black-accented lights, black and white leather-wrapped steering wheel, and Alcantara seat inserts. Four exterior paint colors are offered: Nero Puro, Argento, Granito Lucente, and Bianco.

Options and Packages
As one might expect, the 2014 Fiat 500c can be upgraded with a variety of factory upgrades, with one of the more notable items being a Beats Premium Audio package boasting 8 speakers that produce 368 watts of sound. There's also a Leather Luxury package with heated front seats, rear park-assist sensors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as a separate navigation system and a Mopar Electronics package featuring in-car Wi-Fi.

Under the Hood
Like their hardtop counterparts, the 2014 Fiat 500c Pop and Lounge models are equipped with a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 101 horsepower and 98 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, as is a sport mode that improves throttle response. For drivers not fond of shifting their own gears, a 6-speed automatic transmission is offered.

That same 4-cylinder engine is also at the heart of the Abarth and GQ Edition, though with the help of an added turbocharger, output has been increased to 160 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. The 5-speed manual is the only available transmission. According to Fiat, these more potent models can hit 60 mph in about 7 seconds.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA fuel-economy estimates, the standard Pop and Lounge variants with the manual transmission are the most fuel efficient among 500c models, with ratings of 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Buyers who opt for the 6-speed automatic transmission will see those figures drop significantly to 27 mpg and 34 mpg, respectively. Abarth and GQ Edition models match that 34 mpg rating, and are expected to achieve 28 mpg around town.

Regardless of powertrain, Fiat recommends filling the 500c's gas tank with premium fuel.

Safety and Ratings
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated the crashworthiness of the 2014 Fiat 500c.

In an effort to ace those tests and protect passengers, Fiat fits every 500c with 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, front active head restraints, and 7 air bags.

Available Trims for the 2014 FIAT 500c
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Pop (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 19945.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name Lounge (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 22500.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 27/34
Name Abarth (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26195.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 28/34
Name GQ Edition (2dr Conv) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26195.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 28/34

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INTERIOR
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Fore/Aft Movement and Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
  • 50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Fixed Rear Windows
  • 4 Person Seating Capacity
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter and Illuminated Entry
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Body-Colored Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Partial Floor Console w/Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Sunroof/Convertible Roof
  • Driver And Passenger Door Bins and 1st Row Underseat Storage
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • 50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Premium Cloth Rear Seat
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Turbo/Supercharger Boost, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • Interior Trim -inc: Body-Colored Instrument Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents
  • Leather Gear Shift Knob
  • Fixed Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 50-50 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Sport Steering Wheel
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 15" x 6.0" Steel
  • Tires: P185/55R15
  • 15" Wheel Covers
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Body-Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Fixed Interval Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Power Convertible Top w/Lining and Glass Rear Window
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 15" x 6.0" Aluminum
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Aluminum
  • Tires: P195/45R16XL
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Rocker Panel Extensions
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Redline Black Aluminum
  • Black Trimmed Lights
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.4L I4 MultiAir 16V
  • Transmission: 5-Speed C514 Manual
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.44 Axle Ratio
  • 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 120 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 10.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Engine: 1.4L I4 16V MultiAir Turbo
  • Transmission: 5-Speed C510 Manual
  • 3.35 Axle Ratio
  • KONI FSD Brand Name Front Shock Absorbers and Gas-Pressurized Rear Shock Absorbers
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
    • 6 Speakers
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Blue&me Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 6 Alpine Speakers
    • 276w Regular Amplifier

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