Fiat 500 Dimensions Guide
If you’ve been thinking about leasing a Fiat 500 but you’ve been unsure as to whether it’s the right size for your needs, this handy guide will help. With details on the vital sizes and dimensions, we provide all the information you need so you can be sure that the Fiat 500 is perfect for you before you commit.
The Fiat 500 is the epitome of chic city cars and with its compact size, it is ideal for nipping around city streets. Measuring just 3,546mm in length it is a whole 40cm shorter than a Ford Fiesta, allowing the Fiat 500 to hold onto its title as one of the smallest cars on the road.
At just 1,627mm wide you’ll find that the Fiat 500 is a doddle to park even in the tightest parking spaces.
Plus at just 1,488mm high and with a minuscule 2,300mm wheelbase it maintains its quirky bijou appearance.
Compact cars aren’t designed to be roomy and in the Fiat 500 style has definitely been given priority over space, which is great if you’re after a car that looks as good inside as it does outside.
Headroom up front is respectable at 910mm and most drivers will find that they have ample space. The front seats slide back a sizeable distance meaning even long-legged drivers should manage to get comfy behind the wheel. However with the front seats pushed right back legroom for your rear passengers will be significantly reduced.
With only three doors on offer rear passengers will have to clamber into the back, though this is the case in most other compact city cars on the market too. However, with only two seats in the rear of the Fiat 500 passengers shouldn’t find getting comfortable a problem once in.
Having only two rear seats also gives the car a roomier feel to the rear of the cabin. Headroom wise rear passengers only get 840mm due to the stylish sloping roofline.
The Fiat 500 was not designed for its generous load capabilities, so you will find that rivals like the Hyundai i10 do offer more space. However, through Fiat’s clever use of available space, it does offer a respectable 185-litres capacity, which is more than enough to carry a few bags of groceries or your latest shopping haul. Plus should you need to carry more the rear seats do fold down to offer a considerable 550-litres of load space.
With a minute 9.3m turning circle, you’ll find navigating through tight city streets will be a breeze. Plus the city steering function makes the steering even lighter for optimum manoeuvrability.
The Fiat 500 has a 35-litre fuel tank which is pretty standard across this class. However, with the Fiat 500s excellent mpg capabilities, you should manage to cover around 500 miles before needing to fuel up.
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