2018 Fiat 500 interior shot of steering wheel, dashboard display screens, and transmission

What are the Differences Between the Fiat 500 Models?

2018 Fiat 500, 500X, 500L, and 500e Model Comparison

The standard vehicle of the Fiat catalog is the Fiat 500, currently in its 2018 model. However, it’s clear to see that, much like the Volkswagen Golf and its family of vehicles, the Fiat 500 functions as a template for other Fiat model evolutions. There’s the original Fiat 500 compact hatch, the Fiat 500X compact crossover, the Fiat 500L SUV, and the Fiat 500e electric compact.

While our above summation is a quick overview of the differences between the Fiat 500 family of vehicles, there’s a lot more to go over. Therefore, let’s take a more in-depth look at how each Fiat 500 variation changes from the original 2018 Fiat 500 build.

2018 Fiat 500L Trim Levels

2018 Fiat 500 exterior side shot with blue paint job a as man and woman with coffee load the open trunk

2018 Fiat 500

First, we have the original, the 2018 Fiat 500. This small and loveable compact still packs a 1.4L inline 4 engine that produces 135 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, more than enough for its lightweight build. Additionally, because of its build, the 2018 Fiat 500 has a combined fuel economy of 30 mpg, a maximum cargo capacity of 30.2 ft3, and seats 4 passengers. The Fiat 500c, a convertible version of the Fiat 500, will match up similarly to the statistics listed above except in terms of price.
The 2018 Fiat 500 has a starting MSRP of $16,245.
2018 Fiat 500X exterior shot with red paint job parked in an empty plain of wild grass and dirt with a mountain background

2018 Fiat 500X

Over the 2018 Fiat 500, the 2018 Fiat 500X has much more power and space inside. The 2018 Fiat 500X has an engine output of 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque and 50.8 ft3 of maximum cargo space. Meanwhile, with much more cabin room, the seating capacity of the 2018 Fiat 500X is bumped to 5.
The 2018 Fiat 500X has a starting MSRP of $19,995.
2018 Fiat 500L exterior shot with yellow paint job parked outside a building with bushes and bikes

2018 Fiat 500L

The 2018 Fiat 500L has the same engine and power output as the 2018 Fiat 500X, but a lot more room in its cabin and trunk. Along with a more spacious interior for its passengers to stretch, the 2018 Fiat 500L has a maximum cargo capacity of 68 ft3.
The 2018 Fiat 500L has a starting MSRP of $20,995.
2018 Fiat 500e exterior side shot with orange paint job on an inclined suburban street

2018 Fiat 500e

Finally, we have the battery-electric version of the 2018 Fiat 500 which is the 2018 Fiat 500e. Nearly identical build and capacity-wise, the 2018 Fiat 500e differs significantly in terms of efficiency. The combined mpge (miles per gallon equivalent) of the 2018 Fiat 500e is 112 combined to the 30 combined mpg of the 2018 Fiat 500.
The 2018 Fiat 500e has a starting MSRP of $32,995.

2018 Fiat 500X Interior Features

Test Drive a Fiat 500, 500c, 500X, 500L, or 500e in Kenosha, WI

Interested in the stylish and affordable compacts Fiat creates? Test drive one here at Palmen Fiat where we stock the latest and best Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles. Browse our online inventory and then schedule an appointment with ease. You can also contact us by phone or at our dealership location. The Palmen Fiat dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within Kenosha County.