2016 FIAT 500  RealSafeCars59Safety Rating

#94 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#164 of all 2016 vehicles


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


The 2016 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 2016 FIAT 500 has a score of 59, implying a 0.07% chance of driver death (6.2% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 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 2016 FIAT 500 is 45% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 FIAT 500 is 36% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10024Hyundai AccentToyota iAHonda CR-ZFIAT 500Toyota Yarissmart fortwoNissan JukeNissan Versa NoteMazda CX-3Ford FiestaChevrolet SonicHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 FIAT 500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 100. The 2016 FIAT 500 is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Accent and the 2016 Toyota iA and less safe than the 2016 Toyota Yaris, the 2016 Honda Fit, the 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2016 Ford Fiesta, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Nissan Versa Note, the 2016 Nissan Juke, and the 2016 smart fortwo.

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