2017 FIAT 500  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#90 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#165 of all 2017 vehicles


The 500, introduced by FIAT in 2012, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. 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 2017 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 2017 FIAT 500 has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 FIAT 500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0682% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.7901%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0682% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.7901% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 FIAT 500 is 42% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 FIAT 500 is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

10020Hyundai AccentChevrolet SparkFIAT 500Kia RioChevrolet Sonicsmart fortwoNissan Versa NoteFord FocusKia SoulKia ForteFord FiestaHonda FitComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 FIAT 500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 20 to 100. The 2017 FIAT 500 is safer than the 2017 Hyundai Accent and less safe than the 2017 Kia Rio, the 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2017 Honda Fit, the 2017 Ford Fiesta, the 2017 Kia Forte, the 2017 Kia Soul, the 2017 Ford Focus, the 2017 Nissan Versa Note, and the 2017 smart fortwo. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chevrolet Spark.

Find another model