2012 FIAT 500  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#92 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#164 of all 2012 vehicles


The 500, introduced by FIAT in 2012, is a mini sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. The FIAT 500 has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. The 500 has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. FIAT offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 FIAT 500 is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 FIAT 500 has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 FIAT 500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0698% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9671%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0698% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.9671% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 FIAT 500 is 45% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 FIAT 500 is 36% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8228Hyundai AccentToyota YarisFIAT 500Ford FiestaHyundai VelosterKia RioToyota Scion xDSubaru ImprezaToyota Scion iQMazda 2Suzuki SX4Honda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 FIAT 500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 28 to 82. The 2012 FIAT 500 is safer than the 2012 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2012 Honda Fit, the 2012 Suzuki SX4, the 2012 Mazda 2, the 2012 Toyota Scion iQ, the 2012 Subaru Impreza, and the 2012 Toyota Scion xD. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Yaris, the 2012 Ford Fiesta, and the 2012 Hyundai Veloster.

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