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Available Features for the Fiat 500

  

Model Year 2012 2012 2012 2012
Model 500 500 500 500
Trim Pop Sport Lounge Abarth
Engines  
1.4L I4
OHC-4v
101 hp@6500
98 lb-ft@4000
 1.4L I4<br>OHC-4v<br>101 hp@6500 <br>98 lb-ft@4000 is a standard feature.  1.4L I4<br>OHC-4v<br>101 hp@6500 <br>98 lb-ft@4000 is a standard feature.  1.4L I4<br>OHC-4v<br>101 hp@6500 <br>98 lb-ft@4000 is a standard feature.  
turbocharged
1.4L I4
OHC-4v
160 hp@5500
170 lb-ft@2500
      turbocharged<br> 1.4L I4<br>OHC-4v<br>160 hp@5500 <br>170 lb-ft@2500 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
5-speed manual 5-speed manual is a standard feature. 5-speed manual is an optional feature. 5-speed manual is a standard feature. 5-speed manual is a standard feature.
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature. 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature. 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic is an optional feature.  
Drivetrains  
FWD FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature.
Tires  
185/55HR15 tires 185/55HR15 tires is a standard feature. 185/55HR15 tires is a standard feature. 185/55HR15 tires is a standard feature. 185/55HR15 tires is a standard feature.
195/45HR16 tires   195/45HR16 tires is a standard feature.   195/45HR16 tires is a standard feature.
205/40WR17 tires       205/40WR17 tires is an optional feature.
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 6 speakers Unbranded, 6 speakers is a standard feature.      
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature. Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature. Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is a standard feature.
Accessories  
Ashtray and lighter (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Ashtray and lighter (optional) is an optional feature. Ashtray and lighter (optional) is an optional feature. Ashtray and lighter (optional) is an optional feature. Ashtray and lighter (optional) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Cruise control Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt steering wheel, manual Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.   4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature. 4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seatsIf active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.   Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature. Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature. Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats is a standard feature.  
If active, automatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended. Note: becoming less common.
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.   Alarm is an optional feature. Alarm is an optional feature. Alarm is a standard feature. Alarm is an optional feature.
Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Electronic differential lockApplies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.         Electronic differential lock is a standard feature.
Applies the brakes to a slipping drive wheel to transfer torque to the other side, simulating the effect of a limited-slip differential. We haven't identified all applications, often implied by traction control.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.   Hill start assist is a standard feature. Hill start assist is a standard feature. Hill start assist is a standard feature. Hill start assist is a standard feature.
Applies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.
Knee airbag, driver Knee airbag, driver is a standard feature. Knee airbag, driver is a standard feature. Knee airbag, driver is a standard feature. Knee airbag, driver is a standard feature.
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.       Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature.  
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.         Performance braking system (optional) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is an optional feature. Temporary spare tire is an optional feature. Temporary spare tire is an optional feature.  
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Upgraded stability controlAdditional features for stability control, such as performance calibration.         Upgraded stability control is a standard feature.
Additional features for stability control, such as performance calibration.
Cargo Management  
Cargo cover Cargo cover is a standard feature. Cargo cover is a standard feature. Cargo cover is a standard feature. Cargo cover is a standard feature.
Storage compartment under front seat(s) Storage compartment under front seat(s) is a standard feature.      
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature. Audio controls on steering wheel is a standard feature.
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.     Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature. Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.   Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature. Bluetooth cell phone link is a standard feature.
Enables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature. CD player is a standard feature.
Intermittent wipers Intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Portable navigation systemPortable navigation system, with a smaller screen than a fully integrated unit, that connects mechanically and electrically into the instrument panel.     Portable navigation system is an optional feature. Portable navigation system is an optional feature. Portable navigation system is an optional feature.
Portable navigation system, with a smaller screen than a fully integrated unit, that connects mechanically and electrically into the instrument panel.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.   Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is a standard feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature.
XM or Sirius with one-year subscription.
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.   SMS text-to-speech reader is a standard feature. SMS text-to-speech reader is a standard feature. SMS text-to-speech reader is a standard feature. SMS text-to-speech reader is a standard feature.
Converts text messages to speech.
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.   USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature. USB port is a standard feature.
Often permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.     Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.       Additional chrome trim is a standard feature.  
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.     Body kit is a standard feature.   Body kit is a standard feature.
Side skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.       Bodyside moldings is a standard feature.  
Moldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.
Bodyside stripesOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.         Bodyside stripes is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.   Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature. Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) is a standard feature.
Increasingly often these are not actually connected to the exhaust.
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.       Bright-finished mirror housings (optional) is a standard feature.  
Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.
Glass roof panel(s)One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.       Glass roof panel(s) is a standard feature.  
One or more glass panels in the roof that cannot be opened or removed.
Paint, special red Paint, special red is an optional feature. Paint, special red is an optional feature. Paint, special red is an optional feature.  
Paint, special white Paint, special white is an optional feature. Paint, special white is an optional feature. Paint, special white is an optional feature.  
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.     Rear spoiler is a standard feature.   Rear spoiler is a standard feature.
Can be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.       Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.  
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Boost gaugeReports the amount of boost being provided by the supercharger or turbocharger.         Boost gauge is a standard feature.
Reports the amount of boost being provided by the supercharger or turbocharger.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.     Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.   Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature. Heated mirrors is a standard feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Outside temperature display Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.   Spotter mirror(s) is a standard feature. Spotter mirror(s) is a standard feature. Spotter mirror(s) is a standard feature. Spotter mirror(s) is a standard feature.
Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.   Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is a standard feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature. Turn signals on or near mirrors is a standard feature.
Visor mirror, driver Visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.
Visor mirror, passenger Visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.
Powertrain  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.   Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature.
Plugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.  
Front sport buckets       Front sport buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 2-person split bench is a standard feature.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Door sill trim plates       Door sill trim plates is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats   Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature.  
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.     Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature.
Manual height adjuster, driver seat Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Manual height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Metal pedals       Metal pedals is a standard feature.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Adaptive dampers - mechanicalShocks mechanically adjust firmness based on direct road inputs. Not driver adjustable.         Adaptive dampers - mechanical is a standard feature.
Shocks mechanically adjust firmness based on direct road inputs. Not driver adjustable.
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is an optional feature.      
Alloy wheels, optional designSame value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.       Alloy wheels, optional design is an optional feature.  
Same value as regular alloy wheels because no way to compare across models.
Electronic systems calibration selectorVaries throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.   Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature. Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature. Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature. Electronic systems calibration selector is a standard feature.
Varies throttle, steering, ABS, and/or stability control calibration.
Polished alloy wheelsAlloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau     Polished alloy wheels is a standard feature.   Polished alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Alloy wheels highly polished to yield an almost chrome-like finish. In the past valued more highly than regular alloy wheels. But the term is used so broadly lately, often meaning that only some of the wheel face is machined, that they have the same defau
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Sport suspension (upgrade) is a standard feature.   Sport suspension (upgrade) is a standard feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.

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Option Package Contents

e-Sport Package

Features
Alarm
Satellite radio - one year subscription
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)

Popular Equipment Group

Features
Automatic climate control, front
Heated front seats

Collection 1

Features
Heated front seats
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Obstacle detection, rear

Collection 2

Features
Leather seating surfaces

Navigation and Sound Group I

Features
Automatic climate control, front
Alarm
Satellite radio - one year subscription
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2012 Fiat 500

2012 Fiat 500 Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The car come standard with so many 'options' that I only bought the optional automatic transmission, Bose satellite radio & spare tire. Tilt steering wheel and cruise control are standard. So is Bluetooth for the handsfree phone; it reads texts o see full Fiat 500 review
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 160hp 1.4L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car is just outright fun. Small. Nimble. Peppy. One of the best exhaust soundtracks I've heard. It's my work vehicle. I commute about 70 miles per day in traffic that can never be predicted. While I've owned more and less powerful cars in my long history, this one struck a balance. The gas mileage is steady at about 29/mpg and I always run in sport mode. see full Fiat 500 review
2012 Fiat 500 Available Features: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch 101-horsepower 1.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Spare tire should be standard in this day and age and not an option see full Fiat 500 review