2015 Fiat 500e Review, Price and Pictures – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Fiat 500e Concept. 2015 Fiat 500e changes is one brand new car from Fiat that was released in 2015. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Fiat 500e Release Date.
The 2015 Fiat 500e is cute, quirky, and merges fun and practicality in a way that some urban commuters are going to be quite fond of. It’s an excellent city car for small parking spaces and a surprisingly sporty or fuel-efficient one, depending on which model you choose.
The Fiat 500e is one of a growing number of “compliance specials,” or electric vehicles designed primarily to satisfy California’s mandate that 15.4 percent of new cars sold within its borders be electric, plug-in hybrid or hydrogen-powered by 2025.
Sold exclusively in The Golden State, the 500e is actually more powerful than the standard, gas-powered 500 on which it is based, although it is limited to an 87-to-100-mile range.
We love the Abarth editions, which have picked up the “Hellrat” nickname (an homage to the new 707-hp Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat cars), and the 500e is an amazingly perky electric car that’s unfortunately not available to drivers who don’t live near the West Coast.
The selection of fuel-sipping models has become quite diverse. Even with the expanding choices, however, few economy cars step out with as much flair as the 2015 Fiat 500. You don’t have to be old enough to remember the 500’s inspiration and spiritual predecessor, the Cinquecento (“500″ in Italian), to appreciate its perky, fun-loving styling. Of course, you’re also getting good fuel economy and easy-to-maneuver dimensions. What you might not expect is that within its pint-size body there’s actually enough room for two adults to be quite comfortable.
Fiat also gives you a fair amount of variety with the 500. With hatchback and convertible body styles, five trim levels and three distinct engine choices, the 500 runs the gamut from efficiency-first commuter with an excellent 34 mpg in combined driving to the sporty Abarth version, which has a turbocharged engine, firmer suspension tuning and one of the best-sounding exhaust notes this side of a Ferrari.
2015 Fiat 500e Price
Pricing for the new 2015 Fiat 500e has been set at $31,800 – $40,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 Fiat 500e we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.
2015 Fiat 500e Interior
The 2015 Fiat 500 is available either as a hatchback or convertible. The hatchback is offered in five trim levels: Pop, Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth. The convertible version, called the 500C, comes in Pop, Lounge and Abarth trims.
Fiat initially favored a blend of retro and high-tech in form and function for the 500, and while aesthetics often is a matter of individual taste, we found simple functionality lacking. But the small, dim gauge cluster has been replaced (for all but the base Pop trim, anyway) by a bright digital display with large fonts and more easily deciphered menu logic. The center console is redesigned with better cupholders and an easily accessed second USB port.
The knobless radio remains a frustration, and we still find other aspects of this high-style interior less than ideal, including the controls for the standard (non-automatic) climate system. And despite the upbeat appearance and colors throughout, the quality of most materials is noticeably below the standard we’ve come to expect even for thrifty subcompact cars.
Standard features for the base Pop trim include 15-inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver seat, 50/50-split-folding rear seats, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio input and iPod integration.
2015 Fiat 500e Exterior
Fiat’s signature Beats Premium Audio package can be added to the 500 Sport, Lounge, Turbo and Abarth; the package brings premium speakers with a trunk-mounted subwoofer and satellite radio. Some of the upper trims’ features are available on the lower trims as options. Other options include a sunroof, various interior and exterior trim upgrades, an integrated TomTom navigation system and a wind deflector for convertibles.
For 2015, a new, 7-inch LCD display replaces the previous instrument cluster in every model except for the base Pop 500, where the display is optional. There are again three main variants: the 500, the 500C, and the 500 Abarth. Base 500 Pop models include a five-speed manual transmission, 15-inch wheels, air conditioning, a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack, power windows/locks/mirrors, and cruise control. With Sport models you get larger 16-inch wheels, a fixed glass roof, and a sport-tuned suspension and sport-bolstered seats. Fiat 500 Sport models revert to 15-inch wheels and hang on to the glass roof but add a six-speed automatic and rear park assist, along with satellite radio, premium speakers and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Standard safety features for all 2015 Fiat 500 models include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, hill start assist, a driver knee airbag, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.
In Neocarsuv brake testing, a 500 Sport came to a stop from 60 mph in an impressively short 115 feet, while a 500C Lounge stopped in a still solid 124 feet. The Turbo was also in that range with a 125-foot distance. A Fiat 500 Abarth stopped in 123 feet, which is a longer braking distance than expected for a small car with summer tires.
At the top of the 500 food chain is the performance-focused Abarth. It is outfitted similar to the Turbo trim, but distinguishes itself with more power, unique wheels, distinctive exterior and interior styling tweaks and sportier suspension tuning. Seventeen-inch wheels with summer performance tires are available as an option.
While the standard Cinquecento makes due with 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque, the 500e’s electric motor sends 111 ponies and 149 lb-ft of twist to the front wheels through a single-speed automatic transmission. A lithium-ion battery housed under the floor helps improve the weight distribution to 57/43-percent front/rear (compared to the 500’s 64/36) and provides an EPA-rated combined city/highway range of 87 miles. In city driving, Fiat says the car can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge.
2015 Fiat 500e Engine
Three engines are available on the 2015 Fiat 500. The Pop, Sport and Lounge models receive a 1.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 101 horsepower and 97 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a standard five-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic is available as an option.
In Edmunds performance testing, a Fiat 500 Sport with a manual transmission went from zero to 60 mph in 10.5 seconds about a second slower than the typical economy car. An automatic-equipped 500C was even slower in our testing, needing 12.4 seconds to get to 60 mph. The EPA estimates fuel economy at an excellent 34 mpg combined (31 city/40 highway) for the manual. The automatic transmission cuts efficiency to 30 mpg combined (27/34), which still isn’t guzzling but falls short of most rivals.