Parkers overall rating: 3.2 out of 5 3.2
  • Abarth 595 not tested by Euro NCAP car safety examiners
  • Fiat 500 on which it’s based scored five stars in 2007

The Abarth 595 hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP and the Fiat 500 on which it is based was last put under the microscope back in 2007 – under the old, less stringent system.

Even so, it scored five stars for adult occupants and three stars for child occupants – impressive results for such a small car.

What lets it down most, however, is the lack of any crash prevention or mitigation systems. For example, many new cars come fitted with autonomous emergency braking (AEB), technology that detects when an accident is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn’t.

It’s helped improve safety and reduce insurance premiums on a raft of new cars, yet due to the car’s ageing design, is absent on the Abarth 595. Cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and hill-start assist are other electronic safety aids absent from the Abarth.

  • Boot space falls short compared to the 595’s rivals
  • Rear seats only suitable for short journeys or kids
  • Reasonable storage within the cabin

There’s no getting away from the fact that the Abarth 595 is a small car, and while the Fiat 500 on which it’s based scores well for practicality compared to its city car rivals, the 595 doesn’t fare as well in the hot hatch sector.

With the rear seats in place the Abarth boasts 185 litres of luggage capacity – increasing to 550 litres once they’re folded down. This lags far behind the three-door Ford Fiesta ST (290 litres with the seats up, 974 litres with them down) and Peugeot 208 GTI (285 litres and 1076 litres).

The available space is perfectly usable in its own right however, and will fit a couple of medium-sized bags with ease.

Sitting in the back seats yields a surprising amount of legroom, although a real shortage of headroom means they’re only suitable for short journeys. Note that there’s no middle seat, either.

Every 595 comes with two small bottle holders between the front seats, a glovebox and door pockets – all of which offer usable amounts of space.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Abarth 595 Hatchback.

  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • 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:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking

50th Anniversary Edition equipment

50th Anniversary Edition standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
50th Anniversary Edition optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Sports seats

70th Anniversary equipment

70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Competizione equipment

Competizione standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Competizione optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim

Competizione 70th Anniversary equipment

Competizione 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Competizione 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Essesse 70th Anniversary equipment

Essesse 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Essesse 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Monster Yamaha 70th Anniversary equipment

Monster Yamaha 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Monster Yamaha 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Pista 70th Anniversary equipment

Pista 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Pista 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Scorpioneoro 70th Anniversary equipment

Scorpioneoro 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Scorpioneoro 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available

Trofeo equipment

Trofeo standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
Trofeo optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Turismo equipment

Turismo standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Turismo optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Turismo 70th Anniversary equipment

Turismo 70th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Climate control
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Turismo 70th Anniversary optional equipment
None available