KBB.com ranks 2012 FIAT 500 on Top 10 List of Back-to-School Cars
You can give the 2012 FIAT 500 an A+ this year, as it has been listed on Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Back-to-School cars and is in the top-tier of that group.
Kelley Blue Book, aka kbb.com, is known for their leading info on new and used cars in the market. For this school year, kbb.com selected the Top 10 Back-to-School vehicles based on safety, affordability, fuel efficiency, cost-of-ownership, reliability and versatility.
Along with all of these great things packed in our 2012 FIAT 500, the editors also looked for what has the ‘Cool Factor.’ In other words, what is fun and great-looking for a 16 to 20-something-year-old.
Our Head of FIAT brand, Laura Soave issued a quick statement about this cute little vehicle’s accomplishments:
“In just a few short months, the Fiat 500 already is becoming a favorite with young buyers who recognize all that the new Fiat has to offer. The new Fiat 500 is affordable transportation that is safe, practical, and with a 38 mpg highway rating, easy on the wallet for high school and college students on a budget. It also has great looks and performance.”
Read on about our little FIAT 500 and see for yourself why it made kbb.com’s Top 10 Back-to-School cars list:
With a starting price of $15,995, the new 2012 Fiat 500 is priced considerably less than the $18,000 threshold for new cars on the Back-to-School list. Prices for used cars on the list were capped at $12,000.
Kbb.com editors described the Fiat 500 as a “smart and surprisingly comfortable little commuter car,” also saying that it is “affordable, adorable and easy on the gas.”
Designed with Italian style inside and out, the 2012 Fiat 500 is an ideal choice for the tight confines of college parking spaces on campus while still offering comfort for four students inside. The instrument panel has been designed with simplicity in mind to help reduce driver distractions behind the wheel. In the center of the instrument panel stack, a central display tied to a TomTom navigation and Blue&Me hands-free communication system is available. The glove box offers ample storage and a USB port for instant integration of mobile devices including an iPod that can be operated safely out of sight.
The standard power plant for the new Fiat 500 includes a 1.4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine that is equipped with FIAT’s exclusive MultiAir fuel delivery system. The patented system helps increase fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and provide plenty of power. Transmission choices include a standard five-speed manual and an available six-speed automatic.
With all that going for it, it’s no wonder KBB.com gave the 2012 FIAT 500 a more than passing grade! Come out and see for yourself at Safford Fiat of Fredericksburg. We have a wide variety of FIAT 500 models in stock right now. Get into one of the top Back-To-School cars today.