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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fiat 500 Real World Fuel Economy

Fun, lively, entertaining and engaging, the Fiat 500 embodies all of life's possibilities. It is what ever you want it to be: a sporty runabout, a weekend warrior or a practical companion.

Folks that are interested in fuel efficiency will be happy to hear the Fiat 500 has the highest fuel economy ratings in its class. The EPA rates the Fiat 500 as getting 30 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway with a combined average of 33 MPG. These figures, however, don't tell the whole story.

If desired, the efficient 1.4L MultiAir engine in the 500 can get even better fuel economy. Driven reasonably and using eco:Drive, Fiat's innovative software that monitors your driving and gives feedback on improving fuel efficiency, you may easily beat those figures.

In the video, our friend Shaun Folkerts documents his Prima Edizione's average fuel economy over 3,500 miles of driving. Shaun has averaged 43.8 MPG over this period and has exceeded the EPA average by nearly 10 MPG. It is not a fluke. Personally, I regularly average over 40 MPG on my rural back road commute.

You can read more real world fuel economy results on the Fiat 500 USA Forum: Fiat 500 Fuel Economy Forum.

With thanks to Shaun Folkerts


Johnny Flosser said...

Not if you hit the "Sport" button, you won't.

Anonymous said...

Stick shift or automatic? Doesn't anybody know the difference anymore (i.e., Americans almost, but not quite, universally drive automatics)? If that is from an AUTOMATIC I am blown away and going to get one!