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Fiat 500 Sport: Hip hatchback for teens?

7 hip hatchbacks to tempt your teen driver
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7 hip hatchbacks to tempt your teen driver

Hatchback 2012 Fiat 500 Sport
Price: $18,500
Gas mileage: 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway

A concerned parent might overlook the 2012 Fiat 500 because of its tidy package. It is small -- smaller than a Mini Cooper -- but it held up well in IIHS crash tests. Its standard equipment includes stability control and seven air bags.

Its 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine requires nearly 11 seconds to pull it to 60 miles per hour from a standstill via the six-speed, driver-shiftable automatic transmission.

You can buy the entry-level 500 Pop for $2,000 less, but the Sport hatchback comes with some extras such as a Bose-infused audio system, Bluetooth connectivity and full iPod integration. Other convenience features, such as full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control and a trip computer, are standard on every 500.

Your teenager will probably also like that the 500 has literally hundreds of paint, interior and graphic customizing combinations.


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