2016, 2017 FIAT 500 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2017
There are fewer trim levels of the Fiat 500 in 2017. The 1957 Edition model has been discontinued. Turbocharged 1.4-liter engines can now only be selected on the Abarth model. Every trim package now comes with a driver-info display and 6-speaker sound system by Alpine.
Available Styles and Trims
The 2017 Fiat 500 comes in three styles with three trim packages available to each. You can select a hatchback model or a convertible. There is also an electric model called the Fiat 500e. The three trim levels are Pop, Lounge and Abarth.
The Pop model is the no-frills base model. It comes with a 1.4 liter engine and a nice amount of standard features. The Lounge model has the same engine, but with more luxury features. Leather upholstery, heated seats and automatic-climate controls are some of the perks of this trim.
The Abarth is the highest-level trim for the Fiat 500. It includes all of the perks of the Lounge, but in a sportier package. The engine is upgraded to a 1.4 liter turbocharged model and the car offers a sportier-tuned suspension, a spoiler and 17" wheels.
Fuel Economy and Performance
Both available engines come in FWD models. The 1.4 liter base engine is, unfortunately, a bit sluggish. It puts out 101 hp and 98 lbs-ft of torque. An automatic transmission comes standard with this engine. Fuel economy is 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The turbocharged engine puts out 160 horses with 170 lbs-ft of torque. Engine performance is a bit better with the manual transmission on this model. Fuel economy is 24 mpg city and 32 mpg on the highway.
While the base model is slow, the turbocharged engine is a different story. There is a ton of power and torque with this engine. The 2017 Fiat 500 can reach 60 mph in just 7.1 seconds. The car handles well and corners nicely for such a small vehicle. The suspension on the Abarth model soaks up most of the bumps you encounter, while the lower-tiered models offer a slightly more stiff ride.
- Distinct styling
- Good fuel economy
- Easy to park anywhere
- Sluggish base engine
- Bad rear visibility on convertibles
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base FIAT 500 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All FIAT 500 Prices above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.