2015 FIAT 500  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#92 of 2015 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#161 of all 2015 vehicles


The 500, introduced by FIAT in 2012, is a mini sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the 500 packs some oomph. FIAT offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2015 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 2015 FIAT 500 has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 FIAT 500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0698% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.9692%, 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 7.9692% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 FIAT 500 is 45% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2015 FIAT 500 is 36% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9127Hyundai AccentFIAT 500Hyundai VelosterKia RioToyota YarisHonda FitVolkswagen GolfSubaru ImprezaFord FocusNissan Versa NoteFord FiestaChevrolet SonicComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 FIAT 500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 27 to 91. The 2015 FIAT 500 is safer than the 2015 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2015 Hyundai Veloster, the 2015 Kia Rio, the 2015 Toyota Yaris, the 2015 Honda Fit, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2015 Ford Fiesta, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, the 2015 Ford Focus, the 2015 Subaru Impreza, and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf.

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