Fiat 500 and 500C Electric (2020-present): dimensions and boot space

Find out the width, length, height and boot size figures for the new Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio electric cars

Sam Naylor
Feb 28, 2022

The Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio (also called 500C) electric cars are new versions of the popular city car that do away with petrol power in favour of an electric motor. They’re about the same size as the petrol-powered versions, as you might expect given the looks and they’re quite similar in style to the previous versions.

The 500 is also called the 500e, 500 Electric or New 500 depending on where you look. To be clear, we’re discussing the electric model built from 2020 in this article, where we’ll look at the car’s dimensions and boot space in detail.

The 500 is a great buy, offering plenty of electric range - up to 200 miles in most versions - at an affordable price and with plenty of standard equipment. It’s not the most practical, as we’ll see below, but it’s good to drive, stylish and full of modern tech.

Its main rivals are the Mini Electric and Honda e, as well as the Renault Zoe. These models are all electric-only city cars that aim to provide low-cost motoring, but the Fiat is one of the cheapest models available with around 200 miles of range.

Read on to find out more about the Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio models’ dimensions, boot space and weight.

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Fiat 500 and 500C Electric dimensions

The Fiat 500 is 3.6m long, 1.7m wide (with the mirrors folded) and 1.5m high, which means it’s able to fit into an average single UK garage without trouble. It’s a small car and is shorter than the Mini Electric, one of its key rivals, although the Mini's roof is lower.

The Fiat 500 Cabrio is identical in size in every way. This is because the roof simply slides back and rests above the boot door, leaving the sides of the roof in place. It’s a neat solution and while it doesn’t feel like a full convertible with the roof down, it’s still fun on a sunny day.

There’s not very much space inside the 500 in either form, though. The rear seats are too tight for most adults to sit comfortably, and tall adults may have trouble with headroom even in the front because the seats are mounted high up. This is good for shorter drivers, though, who should have no trouble getting comfortable inside.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
All Fiat 500 Electric models3,632mm1,748mm1,527mm

Fiat 500 and 500C Electric boot space

Fiat 500 Electric boot view

The Fiat 500 and 500 Cabrio have the same size boot, which is 185 litres with the seats up and 550 litres with them folded down - though not all versions have folding rear seats fitted. This figure is average when you look at its rivals.

The Mini Electric has 211 litres of space available and the Honda e has 171 litres, so the Fiat sits in between the two. However, there are more spacious electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf and MG ZS EV, available for a similar price if you choose a used model with some more miles on the clock. These offer far more space in the boot, especially with the seats folded, not to mention more passenger space.

Boot spaceSeats upSeats down
All Fiat 500 Electric models185 litres550 litres

 

Fiat 500 Electric towing capacity

The Fiat 500 is not rated to tow a trailer, so it offers no extra carrying capacity over what you can fit in the cabin. The maximum weight allowed in the car is 400kg, so the 500 electric car is not an option for those seeking a very practical car that can carry big loads and tow a trailer.

Even carrying four big passengers could put the car right at the limit of what it's able to carry, without even adding any luggage, a roof box or any form of trailer.

Fiat 500 Electric weight

Fiat 500 Electric rear view

The official kerbweight of any car includes all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and sometimes an extra 75kg (representative of an average driver and a small amount of luggage). It gives us a representative figure to compare with other cars. Weight is important because a heavier car will have a shorter range, potentially offer less comfort and be slower than a lighter one where everything else is equal.

The Fiat 500 is light for an electric car, at around 1,300kg depending on trim level and battery size. This means it makes the most of its smallish batteries and delivers an impressive amount of range without needing to spend a lot of time charging up a huge battery. The 500 Cabrio is a little heavier, but not by too much.

WeightKerbweight
Fiat 500 Electric 24kWh1,255kg
Fiat 500 Electric 42kWh1,365kg
Fiat 500C Electric1,405kg

 

 

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