Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 47 - 48 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Despite the performance, fuel economy is an impressive 43mpg on the 500C. It’s unlikely though, since drivers will be too tempted by the Sport button rather than sensible and economical driving.

You might not expect a pure performance-based car with the sporty looks of the Abarth to perform well in this category but emissions of just 151g/km are fairly impressive for a car of this nature.

Despite problems in the past with other smalls Fiats – Abarth is owned by the Italian manufacturer – reliability seems to have improved and 500 models have proved mechanically sound. The fact that Abarth dealerships are so few and far between with limited customers means service should be pretty good.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £220
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Insurance group 27 - 28
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