Abarth 595

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How much does the Abarth 595 cost to run?

The 1.4L petrol is the most economical Abarth 595 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the City segment, it’s the car that’s going to have the most negative impact on your monthly budget.

The Abarth 595 1.4L petrol costs £145.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band E.

It does almost 49 MPG on average, which means it will cost £12.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Celerio 1.0L petrol and the more thirsty Fiat 500 1.4L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 26, which is lower than the Toyota Aygo 1.0L petrol, but higher than the Fiat 500 1.4L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Fiat Panda has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol
mpg43.5 - 48.7
emissions134 - 155
tax£145.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 26 - 34

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Abarth 595: How big is the boot?

The Abarth 595 has a below average boot space (185 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Smart Fortwo coupe is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 307 litres.

Is the Abarth 595 easy to park?

The Abarth 595 is very middle of the road - it fills 68% of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Kia Picanto.

For parallel parking, the 595 is the worst in its class. It has a turning circle of 11m, and a length of 3658 metres, giving you a tiny 1142mm gap to swing the car in and out.

If you don’t have a drive, you should look at the best in class for parallel parking, the Smart Fortwo.

Which Abarth 595 has the best performance?

The fastest Abarth 595 from 0-60, is the 1.4L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 250 lbs/ft torque and 180 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Fiat 500 1.4L petrol, which is slower by 1.8 seconds.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol
zeroTo626.7 - 8.1
torque206 - 250
bhp140 - 180

What size caravan or trailer, can the Abarth 595 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Abarth 595 1.4L petrol which has 250 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 800kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.