2018 Fiat 500c Review

What's New for the 2018 FIAT 500c?

The Fiat 500c, also known as the 500 Cabrio, was reintroduced to the United States by the Italian automaker several years ago. For 2018, a few upgrades will affect the entire 500 series. For instance, every trim level for 2018 will include the Uconnect HD high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen. This will allow you to stay connected with your smartphone using the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto apps.

2018 FIAT 500c Interior

One of the biggest upgrades is that Fiat now offers a greater chance for personalization across all trim levels. Owners now have the ability to choose a wider number of option packages, which allows them to purchase only of the options they feel they will need, rather than purchasing packages that have more than they will use. This a la carte approach the Fiat 500 line is the biggest change for 2018. Other than that, there have been few upgrades to the 2018 model as compared to the 2017 model. Let's see why the Fiat 500c is perfect just the way it is.

Excellent Features

The Fiat 500c is a compact convertible that has won the heart and soul of the world. Its most famous feature is its convertible top that can be lowered while going down the road at 60 mph. The 7-inch driver information cluster has replaced the traditional gauges. You can customize it to give you the information that you want exactly when you want it. If offers displays for audio selection, vehicle status, navigation, and engine performance, if desired.

The leather-wrapped steering wheel with stylish Italian stitching is easy to grip and soft to touch. It has integrated audio controls so that your hands never need to leave the steering wheel and your eyes can stay on the road. The Auto Temperature Control only needs to be set once and it will keep the same temperature year round, whether it is warm or cold outside.

FIAT 500c Engine & Transmission

2018 FIAT 500c RearFiat is known for horsepower and performance. The 500c comes with a 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine that provides 160 hp and 170 pound-feet of torque. It is available as both a manual and automatic transmission model. It delivers all of this handling and performance while still managing to get an estimated 31 mpg city and 38 mpg highway for the manual transmission model.

The sport tuned transmission makes driving fun. The 6-speed automatic transmission lets you experience responsive performance. Sport mode allows the car to calibrate the engine to maximize horsepower and torque. This gives it the ability to hug the corners more closely and gives the steering wheel a high-performance feel.

Impressive Safety Ratings and Features

2018 FIAT 500c InteriorFiat takes safety seriously. They offer over 50 standard and available safety related features for the 500 series. It comes with ParkSense Rear Park Assist System for backing into space safely. It features a graphic display and audible chime to alert you when you are too close. Electronic Stability Control helps you stay safe when road conditions are less than perfect. A lane departure warning and blind spot detection add to the safety of this vehicle. Its advanced active safety features help the driver to detect hazards that you may otherwise miss, just like another set of eyes.

The Fiat 500 series is constructed to divert the force of an impact away from the drivers and passengers. It rated good on all tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash test.

Come to FIAT of Scottsdale to test drive the new 2018 Fiat 500c and see this impressive car for yourself.

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