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Fiat 500 0.9TwinAir 0.9 2-Cylinder 3dr hatch 2012

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Summary

The scales below show you how this car compares with all the others we have measured. Where applicable, the values given are for the driver's side; passenger's side figures can be found in the Detailed data table.

Getting in

Getting in is easier if the door opens wide and the door sill is low.

Door sill height to ground

303
359
835

Door opening angle

50°
65°
90°

Headroom and legroom

If you are particularly large or tall, or have stiff legs or neck, you should choose a car with comfortable amounts of headroom and legroom.

Legroom getting in

98
948
1097

Headroom when getting in

161
712
982

Seat height

You may prefer a high or a low seat to make getting in and out easier. If you are transferring from a wheelchair, you will want the car seat to be as close as possible to the height of your chair.

Max seat edge to ground

438
628
1205

Min seat edge to ground

392
628
1164

Boot size

If you need to carry mobility or other equipment in the boot, you need to know it will fit. A large opening and a low sill will also make this easier.

Width of boot opening at bottom

229
842
1436

Length of boot floor with back seats up

155
532
1733

Height of boot opening measured from floor

0
896
1740

Detailed data for Fiat 500 0.9TwinAir 0.9 2-Cylinder 3dr hatch 2012

The chart below provides detailed measurements and other features of this car. Where applicable, we show how this car compares to others in our database: 'Min' is the lowest value of any of the cars we list; 'Max' is the highest. Note that you can click on the arrows to hide the sections that don't interest you.

General This car Min Max
Basic specs
Make Fiat
Model 500 TwinAir 3dr Hatch
Type hatch
No of doors 3
Seven seats no
Notes n/a
Availability
Available as new car yes
Available on Motability car scheme yes
Test year 2012
Standard, sport or comfort seats standard
Standard or lowered suspension standard
Passenger This car Min Max
Door opening
Door sill height to ground 359 303 835
Door sill height to floor of car 85 0 231
Door opening angle 65° 50° 90°
Getting in
Legroom getting in 948 98 1097
Max seat edge to ground 631 437 1097
Min seat edge to ground 631 349 1097
Headroom when getting in 708 163 990
Driver This car Min Max
Door opening
Door sill height to ground 359 303 835
Door sill height to floor of car 85 0 231
Door opening angle 65° 50° 90°
Getting in
Legroom getting in 948 98 1097
Max seat edge to ground 628 438 1205
Min seat edge to ground 628 392 1164
Headroom when getting in 712 161 982
Boot This car Min Max
Boot opening
Boot sill height to ground 701 129 961
Boot sill height to floor of car 198 0 674
Width of boot opening at bottom 842 229 1436
Height of boot opening measured from floor 896 0 1740
Boot space
Length of boot floor with back seats up 532 155 1733
Length of boot floor with back seats down 1169 352 2206
Length of boot floor with middle seats down n/a 808 2789
Width of boot floor at narrowest point 1018 107 2200
Wheelchair in bootGuidance This car Min Max
Folded wheelchair
Folded wheelchair fits with back seats up no n/a n/a
Folded wheelchair fits with back seats down yes n/a n/a
Folded wheelchair fits with middle seats down n/a n/a n/a
Unfolded wheelchair
Unfolded wheelchair fits with back seats up no n/a n/a
Unfolded wheelchair fits with back seats down no n/a n/a
Unfolded wheelchair fits with middle seats down n/a n/a n/a