2016, 2017 FIAT 500c 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?
For 2017, the number of trim levels has been reduced to just three (the C Pop, C Lounge, and C Abarth). Also, the turbocharged 1.4-L engine is now exclusively available on the C Abarth. The 1957 Edition package has also been eliminated as an option. On a more positive note, the driver information display and 6-speaker Alpine audio system now come standard on all trims.
The 2017 Fiat 500c is only available as a convertible that comes standard with front wheel drive. There is no other option for a drivetrain, so you might want to re-think buying this vehicle if you plan on driving on rougher terrain or have to drive in dangerous weather conditions.
The 2017 Fiat 500c is available in three different trim levels. The base trim is the C Pop. The next trim level up from that is the C Lounge, and the top-of-the-line trim is the popular C Abarth. Each trim comes with a 1.4-L 4-cylinder engine which is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The C Abarth has a turbocharged 1.4-L engine that gives the vehicle extra power. There is also a 6-speed automatic transmission available.
One of the biggest driving drawbacks is the performance you get on the base engine. It actually makes the 500c one of the slowest cars available, so you will probably want to invest a few thousand dollars more and get the Abarth. Handling is seemingly pretty responsive, and the steering feels comfortable though it doesn't provide sufficient feedback.
You might also notice that the turning diameter on the 500c is significantly bigger (by about 7 feet) than other vehicles in its class. It almost feels like you are turning in an SUV, not a subcompact convertible.
The 500c returns a decent fuel economy. The 2017 Fiat 500c gets a combined 29 mpg (27 city/33 highway mpg) on the C Pop and C Lounge, while the C Abarth is able to get slightly better gas mileage at 30 combined mpg (28 city/33 highway mpg).
The 500c is every bit the chic and upscale-looking vehicle we have come to expect from Fiat. Despite its lackluster performance on the base engine, the 500c has a lot of fun aspects, especially if you opt for the turbocharged C Abarth. Overall, the C Abarth is truly the recommended trim level for the Fiat 500c and is more worthy of a test drive than the two lower trim levels.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base FIAT 500c 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 500c 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.