2016 FIAT 500e Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2016 FIAT 500e - Great little electric car.

500e Owner
Alhambra, California
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.0
My Fiat 500e was a leased vehicle which was acquired for the main purpose of work commute. With a full electric range of 87 miles, it is more than enough for my daily commute of 52 miles total. The car is a 2 door, 2+2 seating hatchback. The front seats are spacious for a small car, but the back seats is very cramped and is only ideal for riding on short trips.
Story
I remember having to drive the car until battery was almost out due to a miscalculation. Luckily I was able to make it home.
Pros
I liked that the car provided considerable fuel savings as gas prices hover around $3-4 per gallon in California, while the equivalent electricity cost is about 1/3 of gas. The car also provides great acceleration due to its electric motor providing full torque at any speed. The steering wheel controls, blue tooth music streaming and call handling was also handy. I also scored a great deal for the lease at $99 per month with very little money down.
Cons
The driving range for the car is a bit too short, as I have to recharge my car everyday for my commute. Ideally a 150 mile range would help ease some anxiety. Also, the tires that came with the car had rather bad traction. I'm not sure if they had to sacrifice that in order to gain better range. That combined with the small car statute makes it rather dangerous to drive on rainy days.

2016 FIAT 500e - Great little car

Tom
Temple, Texas
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
5.0
Great looking car with lots of interior space for its size. Runs well. Very sporty looks with a European feel. Lots of options that are normally upgrades come standard on this vehicle. Metallic inept on the dash looks really nice. Great A/C. Heated steering wheel. Has remote start and a back-up camera. Has blind spot indicators also, which is very nice to have.
Story
All the people that ask about it. People are always asking what kind of car it is and also asking where did I get that car. The frequently tell me how much they like the look of the car and that they have not seen very many of them around.
Pros
The look is my favorite thing, both interior and exterior. The included options are also great.
Cons
Gas mileage could be better.