Fiat 500 pop
Fiat launched its amazing four-door subcompact car Fiat 500 in 2014 which is powered with a 1.4 liter turbocharged powerful engine. The 2019 model of Fiat 500 has more attractive Urbana appearance and it is introduced with large amount of passenger room and cargo area and latest technology introduced in its touch screen system. There are three trims available in this model including the Pop, Lounge and Trekking. Pop is available as the base trim level among the other trims with budget friendly price and amazing features which are included in basic trims. The anti-lock braking system is available in this trim along with all basic safety features including alarm warning system, electronic roll mitigation and electronic stability control. Trekking is another trim level of the Fiat 500 which offers the leather upholstery along with heated seats and more illuminated cabin area. The highest trim level option in Fiat 500 is Lounge trim which has similar looks as compared to Pop trim while it differs from Pop because it has seventeen inches alloy wheel and there is the option of panoramic sunroof. The 2019 model of Fiat 500L is ranked on nineteenth number among small hatchbacks and it scored 4.2 stars out of ten on considering the performance, safety features, reliability and durability comfort and quality, fuel economy, styling and critics. The 2019 model of Fiat 500 has not completed the crash tests but the IIHS has completed the safety clearance tests of the car and declared it satisfactory for driving on highways. Some of the basic safety features include adaptive cruise control system, forward collision warning system, emergency braking system, air bags for preventing major injuries during collisions, traction control system and parking sensors.
Engine and performance of 500L trims:
There are three trim levels in 500. The Pop hatchback is powered by 1.4 liters turbo charged engine 16 valves SOHC engine which is producing 160hp horsepower at 5500rpm and 184lb-ft torque at 2500rpm. It offers a six speed automatic transmission and auto manual transmission which is not very fast as compared to other trims and it provides the feature of front wheel drive only.
All trims have very smooth suspension that helps in turning around corners and driving on bumpy roads. All trims have a fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons and offers mileage of twenty five miles per gallon. The trekking hatchback is also powered by 1.4 liters 16 valve turbocharged SOHC engine with same power and torque and it offers popular equipment package which includes parking sensors, rear view auto dim mirrors, two way manual lumbar adjuster and air conditioning with dual zone control. The lounge trim is also powered by the same engine but it offers graphite edition package that includes seventeen inches aluminum wheels, gray roof, roof colored exterior mirrors and power sunroof.
Exterior looks and features of 500L trims:
Fiat 500L is a tall wagon with a blunt nose and irregular roofline. The front and back bumpers are redesigned more straightforward. The Pop trim is best for urban use and it is available in 12 exterior colors. Pop offers fully galvanized steel body with spoiler, chrome door handles, metal bar grille, heated door mirrors, body colored front and back bumper with black front bumper insert. It has a very sporty design. Fiat 500L has a length of 167.2 inches, width of 75.5 inches and height of 63.7 inches with a wheelbase of 101.2 inches. It is a car with 4 door and seating capacity for five passengers. The trekking trim offers body colored front and back bumpers with metallic finishing, convex driver’s mirror, metallic paint, body side moldings, rear lip spoiler, wheel well moldings and power remote heated side view door mirrors and it is available in eleven exterior colors. The lounge trim is offering lift gate rear cargo door, black front bumper insert, power heated side door mirrors, body side moldings along with all other exterior features. The basic features of all trims include fog lights, rain sensing wipers, LED headlights and integrated roof antenna.
Interior features of 500L trims:
The Fiat 500L offers large amount of space for passengers inside the cabin and enough cargo area of 68 cubic feet. The pop trim has premium cloth upholstery with full cloth headliner and height adjustable driver’s seat. Cabin is provided with floor mats, tire mobility kit, front central arm rest, front bucket seats and leather chrome shift knob. Trekking trim offers four interior colors of the cabin including black, Carrera gray, dark slate gray and warm gray. The cabin is provided with rear sear adjustment, driver and passenger heated cushions, passenger lumbar support, leather steering wheel, front bucket seats, leather upholstery, heated front seats and leather shift knob. The lounge trim is the highest trim level that is also available in four interior color options. The cabin is provided with colored instrumental panel insert, height adjustable driver seat, floor mats, driver and passenger heated cushions, leather upholstery of front and rear seats, six way driver and passenger seat adjustment, carpet floor covering, leather steering and heated front seats. There is a seven inches touchscreen mounted in front of the cabin to provide infotainment with total six speakers and USB connection controlled by Apple Car play and Android Auto programs. All trims offer is provided with all basic features including air conditioning, audio control system and cruising switch inserted steering wheel, cruise control, cup holders, Telescopic steering wheel feature and vanity mirrors.
Some of the major competitors of Fiat 500L include Fiat 500X, mini Countryman, Fiat 500, Kia Soul, 2019 Honda Fit, 2019 Hyundai ioniq and 2019 Toyota Corolla.
Fiat’s 500 Pop has a starting price of 22,160 US dollars, trekking trim has a starting price of 23,575 US dollars and Lounge trim has a starting price of 24,570 US dollars
Fiat’s 500 is liked for its low price, flexible cargo area, spacious interior, infotainment system but it is not liked for its less advanced safety features, it is not a fun to drive, not very attractive and the all-wheel drive option is not available for all trims and lastly it does not offer a good fuel economy.