It may not be a car designation that readily comes to mind or has the highest priority for car shoppers. But GreenCarReports.com has a detailed report on the 2012 Fiat 500 Cabriolet and designates it as the best gas mileage convertible available — or soon to be available.
Unveiled at the recent New York International Auto Show, the Fiat “500C”, which will be available early this summer, will average 30 mpg (city), 38 mpg (highway) and 33 mpg (combined) in three-door hatchback model with a five-speed automatic transmission.
The Fiat 500 equipped with a six-speed automatic is less impressive, at 27 mpg (city) 34 mpg (highway) and 30 mpg combined, with the convertible model the same rating or one mpg lower.
Two 500C convertible versions will be available: Pop and Lounge, mirroring two of the standard 500’s three trim. The Sport edition will be available only as a hardtop. The new Fiat starting price range is $19,500-$23,500.
To read the full story, visit: 2012 Fiat Convertible.
Article Last Updated: April 27, 2011.
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