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Equipment

3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Plenty of trims to choose from
  • Avoid spartan entry-level Pop
  • Special edition models can be expensive

The standard Fiat 500 range is easy to get your head around, consisting of Pop, Popstar, Lounge and S models, plus a selection of special editions.

Standard Fiat 500 hatchback equipment

Kicking off the range is the 500 Pop, but we’d only recommend this model if you desperately want a 500 just for its image, as it’s not exactly bristling with equipment. It comes with:

  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric windows
  • Radio with USB and Aux-in connections
  • Seven airbags
  • LED daytime-running lights

The Popstar adds a couple of extras:

  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Door mirrors in body colour with defrosting function
  • Air-conditioning
  • Split-folding rear seats

The Lounge adds a touch more style and luxury:

The 500S focuses more on a sporty image and builds on Lounge’s kit, with:

  • 15-inch graphite alloy wheels
  • Sportier-looking front and rear bumpers, side skirts and rear spoiler
  • Graphite door mirror covers
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Sports seats
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 7.0-inch TFT instrument cluster
  • Tinted rear windows

Fiat 500 hatchback optional extras

There are plenty of optional extras available for the 500, with more available the further you move up the range, with the likes of half leather upholstery, infotainment upgrades to include sat-nav, a Beats stereo upgrade, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and climate control available for the interior.

There’s to specify outside, though, with various decals to set your 500 apart, from bi-tone paint schemes to Italian flag stripes down the side of the car, as well as the usual suite of alloy wheel upgrades and brighter lights (bi-xenons in this case), chrome exterior trim or a black roof, for example.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat 500 Hatchback.

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags

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
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Anniversario equipment

Anniversario standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Anniversario optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel

Bicolour equipment

Bicolour standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
Bicolour optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

BlackJack equipment

BlackJack standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
BlackJack optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

ByDiesel equipment

ByDiesel standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
ByDiesel optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

byGucci equipment

byGucci standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
byGucci optional equipment
None available

Collezione equipment

Collezione standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Collezione optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Space saver spare wheel

Collezione Fall equipment

Collezione Fall standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Collezione Fall optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Colour Therapy equipment

Colour Therapy standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Colour Therapy optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors

Cult equipment

Cult standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Cult optional equipment
  • ABS

GQ equipment

GQ standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
GQ optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control

Lounge equipment

Lounge standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
Lounge optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Matt Black equipment

Matt Black standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Matt Black optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

Mirror equipment

Mirror standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Mirror optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Space saver spare wheel

Mirror II equipment

Mirror II standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Mirror II optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Space saver spare wheel

Pink equipment

Pink standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
Pink optional equipment
None available

Pop equipment

Pop standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
Pop optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Pop Star equipment

Pop Star standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Pop Star optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Riva equipment

Riva standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Riva optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Ron Arad equipment

Ron Arad standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Ron Arad optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Parking sensors

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
S optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control

Start and Stop equipment

Start and Stop standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
Start and Stop optional equipment
None available

Street equipment

Street standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Street optional equipment
None available

TwinAir equipment

TwinAir standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
TwinAir optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors

TwinAir Plus equipment

TwinAir Plus standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
TwinAir Plus optional equipment
None available

Vintage '57 equipment

Vintage '57 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
Vintage '57 optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Safety

3.2 out of 5 3.2
  • Three-star Euro NCAP safety rating
  • No autonomous emergency braking
  • All come with seven airbags as standard

When originally tested a short time after it launched, the 500 scored a five-star safety rating, albeit under the previous testing scheme by Euro NCAP.

Since then, safety standards have improved dramatically, and the 500 was retested again 2017 under the more stringent regime. As such, it’s now been downgraded to a three-star rating, largely due to the lack of availability of autonomous emergency braking, even as an option.

All models come with seven airbags as standard (front, side and curtain airbags plus a knee airbag for the driver).

All cars have two sets of Isofix child seat mounting points on the rear bench.

Interior & boot space

3 out of 5 3.0
  • Compact dimensions mean cramped rear seats
  • Decent space in the front, but you sit high
  • Boot is small, but well shaped

The Fiat 500 is certainly no family car, with dinky rear seats and an equally minute boot. However two adults will fit in the front as long as they’re not too tall – the high-mounted seats may prove to be an issue for a taller driver and passenger, but it’s fine for most. The 500’s tall body accommodates passengers well.

In the back, children will have no issue when it comes to space, however taller passengers may struggle to stay comfortable on longer journeys. Legroom is limited – especially if there are taller front-seat occupants – and headroom is limited if you’re taller, too. For most though, you won’t be buying a 500 for its space, so it’s unlikely to be too much of a concern for many.

The 500 is one of the smallest cars on UK roads, so you won’t struggle with its size, even on the smallest roads, whether that’s in a tight city centre car park or winding country lane.

What helps is very good visibility thanks to a large area of glass, as well as flat sides and small overhangs. You’ll have no trouble fitting it into any parking space, and is probably one of the few cars on sale that’ll easily fit in a standard-sized UK garage.

As you’d expect for such a small city car, the 500 has an equally dinky boot. At 185 litres, you’ll need to pack lightly for a weekend away, but access is easy thanks to a square tailgate and its square shape means it’s easy to load it up.

It’s much shallower at the top than at the bottom, though, so you won’t be able to pack in any larger items without folding the rear seats down. On most of the range, these split 50:50 and fold, but leave a lip as the seat bases don’t move.

Doing this frees up a total of 550 litres of space.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Fiat 500 Hatchback compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
DS 3 285 litres
MINI Hatchback 211 litres
Fiat 500 Hatchback 185 litres
Vauxhall Adam 170 litres

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