Today’s focus on economy and ecology is certainly in the minds and hearts of the designers of the 2013 Fiat 500.
Although its look and styling seems very similar to the Mini Cooper, its lower price range marks a plus for many value-conscious shoppers.
Just as expected, the 1.4-liter, four-cylinder, 101-horsepower engine with 98 lb-ft of torque or the 1.4-liter, turbo four-cylinder with 135/160 horsepower, delivering 150/170 lb-ft of torque, seem quite peppy considering they move such a lightweight vehicle.
The combination of one of these engine packages and either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission makes a fun combination.
The 2013 Fiat 500 Eco-Drive System is a two-way system able to upload planned trip details from a computer and download personalized tips for improving driving efficiency to a computer.