The Fiat 500 is a stylish two door four passenger compact city car that is offered in three trim levels Pop, Sport and Lounge; all powered by a 1.4 Liter MultiAir pumping out 101 HP and 98 lb-ft of torque shifter through either a six speed Autostick in the case of the luxurious Lounge that gets an estimated 27 MPG around town and as much as 34 MPG at speed, or a much more fuel efficient five speed manual gearbox that gets an estimated 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway.

The entry level Fiat 500 POP starts at $15,500 and comes complete with safety features like 7 standard airbags, infotainment items like an AM/FM/CD/MP3 player as well as set of 15 inch steel wheels with painted covers; however optional five spoke 15 inch alloys with oval cutouts are also available.  The next level 500, the $17,500 Sport, combines fine Italian design with a spirited retuned sport suspension consisting of uprated springs, firmer shock absorbers and a retuned steering box to make the most of the larger polished and painted 16 inch rims housing red brake calipers as well as a free flowing exhaust built to satisfy enthusiasts.

Like the Sport, the $19,500 Lounge gets a clever little driver’s side spotter mirror that has a second angled mirror at the outer edge which show what would normally be in the 500’s blind spot, except on the Lounge, they are capped in chrome.  The top of the line Fiat 500 also wears a set of unique nine spoke split spoke 15 inch wheels standard, as well as an optional radial design.  The 500 Lounge also gets a few more choices for leather.

A list of cars similar to the Fiat 500 include the 2012 Mini Cooper, 2012 Volkwagen Beetle and 2012 Honda CR-Z.

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