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Fiat 500 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
25 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
26 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
27 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
28 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
29 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
30 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
31 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
32 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
33 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
34 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
35 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
36 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
37 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
38 miles per gallon 8 vehicles
39 miles per gallon 6 vehicles
40 miles per gallon 10 vehicles
41 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
42 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
43 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2012 2012 2dr Convertible 101-hp 1.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 35.5
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With the 101-horsepower 1.4L I4 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2012 Fiat 500 has been averaging 35.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Fiat 500s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (0 percent), in the city (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2012 Fiat 500 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2012 2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD 30.56
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch 101-hp 1.4L I4 5-sp manual FWD 38.73
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2012 2012 2dr Hatch 101-hp 1.4L I4 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD 29.43
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2012 Fiat 500

2012 Fiat 500 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With the Pop Auto trans we are getting 31 mpg avg. see full Fiat 500 review
2013 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Cheap to Keep! My Fiat 500 Pop with Manual transmission gets 42.5 mpg recorded on my notebook computer over the first two years of ownership. This includes the first day I got the car from the dealership until I stopped bothering to keep records since the on-board computer mpg calculations are with 5/10ths of my own record keeping. To keep this in perspective, I do little straight highway driving. I prefer using back rural roads when possible (highway driving is SO boring!). A couple times a week I drive 20 miles each way and the trip contains 16 full stops at stop sighs or intersections. The terrain is rolling up and down and on these trips without trying the car gets 42 to 43 mpg. If I work at getting the best mileage, I've gotten over 50mpg. True city stop and go traffic hurts and I rarely get over 31mpg until the road opens up a bit. Pure highway driving at 70 mph brings about 40 mpg and slightly less if I hold near 80 mph (maybe 38 mpg but don't do this often enough to get a real average). My wife drives a Nissan Sentra with the Variable Ratio transmission and drven carefully on the highway it can get 36-37 mpg from a bigger and more comfortalbe car. Yet while the Nissan is a very good automobile, it isn't like my 500 for just fun and smiles.The see full Fiat 500 review
2013 2dr Convertible 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My auto trans Fiat 500c gets 35mpg average over the first year of ownership (done on my computer spreadsheet, not from my head or the car trip compute). I do not do a lot of true city driving (I live in a small town of less than 10,000 folks) nor a lot of true highway driving at high speeds (75-80mph). But when I do go on two or three hour dives (one way) the car does better getting 40mpg. My normal drive one way is 19 to 20 miles with 16 complete stops required (yes, I make full stops not "roll-thru"). On these drives the car computer shows an average of 34-36mpg and that proves to be pretty accurate so I stopped working mpg on a separate spreadsheet. It does take premium fuel so there are better cars for pure mpg than this. But you do get some style for the extra cost. see full Fiat 500 review
2013 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy has been excellent with a low of 36.9 and a high of 42.1 MPG with mostly highway driving. Fiat specs the car for 91 octane fuel, although 87 is permitted. I use 93. I have tried most of the major brands and have seen no difference in economy, with the exception of Mobil, which routinely returns a 2MPG improvement over other brands. Not sure why- I had a Hyundai that did the same on BP, so please don't think I am pushing a preference, as I have none, The car is also very sensitive to tire pressure in relation to fuel economy. The factory recommends 38 PSI, 34 rear. I am running 40/36 with no difference in ride quality but slightly improved economy. see full Fiat 500 review
2013 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Fuel economy. I can wring the little thing around all day, up and down hills, revving high etc, and I still have averaged 36mpg over the first 4500 miles. If I drove in a flatland area (Florida) and kept my foot off the gas so much, I could easily get 40+ mpg. see full Fiat 500 review
2013 2dr Hatch turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
On a longer freeway trip, I averaged about 35 mpg. In most mixed driving (my daily commute is very short, only about 2 miles) I average about 27 mpg. Not bad, especially considering I tend to, um, make the most of that exhaust note. see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
getting over 43 mpg's for the life of this car on mostly highway/light suburban type driving. see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm usually in the 32-35 mpg range with a mixture of city and highway driving. I have to push it a bit to keep up with traffic (101 hp engine) which is probably why it's a bit lower. Fill ups are rarely more than $30. see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm getting 30 mpg on 91 octane 'gasohol' with the A/C on and driving only in a downtown area from stoplight to stoplight. The car will take 87 octane 'gasohol' and run fine. I get about 38 mpg on the highway with the A/C on...and it f see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Good economy around town with style to boot see full Fiat 500 review
 

2012 Fiat 500 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Fiat 500's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.