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2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Overview

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2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Exterior

Europe has come calling with the 2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio, which is a convertible version of the spunky subcompact. With a rounded, snub nose and quirky circular headlights, the 500 Cabrio wouldn’t be out of place on the streets of Rome, while a retractable soft-top makes it perfect for taking a trip down California’s Pacific Coast Highway.

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2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Performance

A perky 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine powers the 500 convertible, producing 101 horsepower and 98 lb-ft of torque, unless you decide to go with the GQ Edition, which is powered by a 1.4-liter turbo engine that churns out 135 horsepower. The standard transmission is a 5-speed manual with no other available options.

2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Efficiency

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio is 31 city mpg and 40 highway.

2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Interior

Just like the exterior, the Fiat’s obvious European-styling continues into the cabin with quality materials and a simple center stack design creating a unique look. The gauges revolve around what Fiat calls the Electronic Vehicle Information Center, which provides you with your speed, rpm, fuel level, and more in a single, round display. Space in the back seat isn’t exactly prevalent, which you would expect from a subcompact car, but the front seat offers a whole lot of legroom and comfort.

2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio Safety

Standard safety features for the 2014 Fiat 500 Cabrio include stability and traction control, a plethora of airbags, anti-lock brakes, and rear park assist. While the convertible model hasn’t undergone government crash testing, the regular Fiat 500 received four out of five stars.

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    Lisa Copeland is a contributor to The News Wheel and the founder of Crushing Mediocrity. Lisa Copeland is a leader in the automotive industry, distinguished by Automotive News in 2015 as one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Lisa was the Managing Partner of FIAT/Alfa Romeo of Austin when it was named a Best Dealership to Work For thanks to her innovative leadership strategies. She now works as Head of Automotive Retail Strategies at The Culture Works and speaks nationwide on building culture in the workplace.