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Fiat 500

7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Fiat 500

£11,940£21,520

Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

The 500 looks tempting and fun where so many cars in this segment are drab.

If you like the look of the 500 and that means more to you than the way it drives, have one. It’s fundamentally a charming small car, one you’ll develop a relationship with and enjoy tootling around in.

But if you’re more mercenary in outlook there are a few things to be aware of. The ride, refinement and ergonomics have been left behind by the likes of the VW Up and the 500 does look expensive when viewed alongside the cheaper, but inwardly very similar, Panda.

Overall, continuing popularity means Fiat hasn’t felt any compulsion to replace or update the 500 beyond the bare minimum. Technically and mechanically other city cars outstrip it, but emotionally – well, that’s up to you. We understand.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Fiat 500 front quarter
Fiat

0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 3dr

£12,810
N/A
71mpg
11.00s
85bhp
92g/km
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