Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Fiat 500, on which the Abarth 500 is based, has scored very highly in official European crash tests for a small car. It scored five starts for adult occupant protection (the highest score available at the time) and the Abarth 500 comes with seven airbags (including a steering column-mounted one to help protect the driver’s knees in a crash). Electronic stability control is also standard.

With 185 litres of boot capacity, the same as the standard 500, the Abarth has a little more luggage space than a MINI hatchback. The rear seats can also fold down to improve carrying space – as long as you remember to select this from the options list. Although the Abarth 500 is generally easy to manoeuvre, the large wheels and direct steering make it feel a little less nimble in tight spaces than the Fiat 500.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Abarth 500 (09-15).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available