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March 27, 2014

A Ladies’ Look at Mila Kunis’ 2014 Fiat 500 Lounge Edition Cabrio

2014_Fiat_500c_Lounge-exteriorAs we reported over at BlogHer, Mila Kunis has been spotted driving a Fiat 500 Cabrio around Los Angeles. What’s going on with the little car that Mila and Ashton are driving?

The couple recently announced their engagement and pregnancy. Engagement gift? Pregnancy gift? Doesn't matter, it's still cute. Painted black and sporting a flashy red soft-top, Mila’s Fiat Lounge Cabrio is powered by 135-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged engine boasting fuel economy of 31 mpg city and 40 mpg highway.

2014_Fiat_500_cabrio_lifestyle_CroppedAs would be expected of any popular celebrity, Mila’s top-of-the-line Fiat 500 Lounge Cabrio features premium amenities including a six-speed automatic transmission with driver-selectable gear changes, front- and rear-fascia chromed accents and chrome mirror caps, fog lamps, 15-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, BOSE® Energy Efficient Series audio system with six premium speakers and subwoofer, security alarm, BLUE&ME Handsfree Communication technology with USB port, eco:Drive Application and iPod control capability. 

As for safety, the Fiat 500 boasts 35 available safety and security features starting with seven standard air bags including driver and front-passenger advanced multi-stage air bags, drivers knee air bag, full-length side-curtain air bags and standard seat-mounted side pelvic-thorax air bags, all to offer enhanced protection to all occupants in the event of a collision.

2014_Fiat_500_interiorReactive head restraints, which activate during a rear impact, help minimize injuries by reducing the gap between the head restraint and the passenger’s head. And while the car is small, its safety cage body structure protects occupants by managing and controlling energy in the event of an impact. Side guard door beams provide occupant protection during a side impact.

The Fiat 500 also features standard electronic stability control (ESC) for improved braking performance in wet or panic conditions. The system works behind the scenes to assist with vehicle stability by integrating key chassis control systems including electronic brake-force distribution, anti-lock brake system, and traction control systems to control all four wheels in response to yaw and steering input. In effect, ESC determines the driver’s intentions and adjusts the vehicle’s dynamic forces to maintain the driver’s intended course. 2014_Fiat_500_Cabrio_overhead_croppedShould the driver exceed the performance limits of the road surface, ESC analyzes input from the wheel sensors and corrects the pending loss of control by applying any one, several, or all of the system’s brakes to help the car become more stable. 

It may be small, but the interior can accommodate four adult passengers with 9.5 cubic feet of storage in its hatchback, or up to 30.1 cubic feet of gear with the rear seats folded down. 

Another great thing about the Fiat 500 Lounge edition cabrio is that -- thanks to its manufacturer's suggested retail price of $22,500 -- you don't have to be rich and famous to be able to afford it. 

For now the iconic little Fiat may be fine for the Hollywood twosome to get around in, though they’ll probably want to step into the larger Fiat 500L when the baby arrives. While the teensy carlet provides lots of sporty fun, and plenty of room for that giant engagement ring on Mila’s hand, the growing family is going to need something with room in the hatch for strollers and other baby stuff.

Larger all around than the standard two-door Fiat 500, the four-door 500L more than doubles its storage, boasting 23 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats and as much as 45 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.





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