2012 Fiat 500’s fuel economy official rated at 38 mpg highway

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Chrysler will be selling the 2012 Fiat 500 out of its dealership network here in the United States, and the official fuel rating for this economy car is confirmed by U.S. EPA. Initially, the fuel return for the Fiat 500 was expected to be around 40 mgp highway, but U.S. EPA tested at 38 miles per gallon highway instead.

The 2012 Fiat 500 is powered by the MultiAir 1.4-liter engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission, ¬†and we expect it to provide a high yield of miles per gallon. While the Fiat 500 didn’t quite make the magic number of 40 mpg, it came close with 30/38 mpg city/hwy rating by U.S. EPA, which is not bad all. In¬†comparison in the C-segment such as the Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze, all are capable of producing 40 mpg or higher.

But the 2012 Fiat 500’s initial pricing is very attractive, its entry level starts at $15,995 for the Pop model, and that is a price hard to beat. In addition, people who wanted to purchase the Fiat 500 are mostly enthusiasts and fans, or they just buy it for the look other than the VW Beetle.