2019 FIAT 500  RealSafeCars60Safety Rating

#97 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#188 of all 2019 vehicles


The 500, which FIAT introduced in 2012, is a small sedan/hatchback with seating up to 4. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. FIAT offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2019 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 2019 FIAT 500 has a score of 60, implying a 0.068% chance of driver death (6.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 FIAT 500 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0683% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 7.8023%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0683% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 7.8023% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 FIAT 500 is 42% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 FIAT 500 is 33% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

7852Toyota YarisHyundai AccentKia RioFIAT 500Mitsubishi MirageChevrolet SonicNissan Versa NoteHyundai VelosterKia SoulFord FiestaHonda FitNissan KicksComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 FIAT 500 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 78. The 2019 FIAT 500 is safer than the 2019 Toyota Yaris and less safe than the 2019 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2019 Nissan Kicks, the 2019 Honda Fit, the 2019 Ford Fiesta, the 2019 Kia Soul, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster, and the 2019 Nissan Versa Note. It is about as safe as the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage.

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