2012 Fiat 500 Video Review

by Admin on March 22, 2012

The ability to have a stylish subcompact is no longer a myth.

The “clown car” is a stereotype of the past; hello to the future with the 2012 Fiat 500. I suppose future may not be the best description the Fiat 500 is not a new car to the industry. In fact it has been around for quite some time. Currently the hype is all about the re-appearance of the Fiat 500 in North America.

The major competitor to the Fiat 500 is the well-known Mini Cooper. These two car couldn’t be more different, yes they are in the same category, but this is where the similarities end.

The 2012 Fiat 500 is more than 4 inches taller than the Mini Cooper. With this height advantage, operators gain increased visibility and more interior legroom and headroom. The 38.9 inches of headroom and 40.7 inches of legroom in the front seat offer the size you wouldn’t expect in a compact car. With this height also comes a different exterior and interior design.

2012 Fiat 500

With the 2012 Fiat 500 being taller than most other sub-compact cars, the exterior mirrors that of larger smaller cars such as the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. This is appeal to most as some compact cars sort of look like the space ships from The Jetsons hovering along the streets.

The interior is stylish, smart and clean. Designers of compact cars don’t have much room to work with, but in the case of the 2012 Fiat 500, they got a little more wiggle room.  Now there is a modern compact car for everyone who is looking to save a little extra money at the pump.

2012 Fiat 500

The stereotype of thinking that a compact car is like a bug on a sidewalk when it comes to other (larger) traffic is a worry of the past. The 2012 Fiat 500 has the best in safety features to help ensure the safety of its passengers. You will find: stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, a driver knee airbag, front side airbags and side curtain airbags.

A few awards under the belt of the 2012 Fiat 500 are: Travel+ Leisure named the 2012 Fiat 500 “Best Car” in its eight annual “Travel+ Leisure Design Awards,” and Top Safety Pick by IIHS.

The performance of the 1.4L MultiAir engine is something to brag about:

  • 101 horsepower
  • 98lbs-feet of torque

The fuel economy is quite outstanding:

  • City 42
  • Highway 55

If you are looking for a stylish, fuel smart and safety conscious compact car, look no further than the 2012 Fiat 500. It is the different and unique choice in the compact car market. Not only can it handle Canadian winters, it can handle the winter weather in Alberta, oh and in stylish fun colours.

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