The least costly Fiat 500, the Pop, comes with a 5.0-inch touchscreen, 15-inch alloy wheels, two-tone cloth covered seats and the features in any 500.
Spending more for a 500 Lounge gets you a digital speedometer and instrument panel, satellite navigation, and (in the hatchback) a glass roof. You also gain patterned upholstery, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, lots of chrome bits, and rear parking sensors (which help you squeeze into tiny spaces by telling you how close you are to the car behind).
Pastel or metallic paint, in a whole swirl of colours, is about $500.
The other way you can spend more on either the Pop or the Lounge is to get it in Cabrio (or 500C) form, with the retractable roof - worth considering if you're a sun worshipper. Roof aside, equipment matches the Pop and Lounge hatches.
The Abarth 595 is sporty version of the Fiat 500 with a significantly more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
The Abarth 595 builds in the Fiat 500 Lounge’s features and adds a bigger 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
The rest of the features give the Abarth 595 a much more athletic appearance and include bigger 16-inch alloy wheels, powered body coloured mirrors, satin chrome exterior trim and dual-tip chrome exhaust.
Step up to the Abarth 595 Competizione and you get an even more powerful 1.4-litre turbocharged engine, dual-mode ‘Record Monza’ exhaust system, and 17-inch “Corsa” alloy wheels.
The interior gains leather sports seating, while the exterior stands out over the standard 595 Abarth with Tar Cold Grey powered external mirrors and trim and Abarth side stickers.
Stopping power is increased with four-piston Brembo performance brakes with distinctive red calipers.
Both Abarth 595 variants are available with both manual and automatic transmissions, a convertible version, and an optional 440w BeatsAudio seven-speaker sound system.