Fiat vs Smart Car

Fiat vs Smart Car

Ray Skillman FIAT South

Efficiency Never Looked So Cool

When it comes to finding the right commuter car, both the Smart Car and the Fiat 500 are great for getting around town and getting into the tightest parking spaces. When it comes to considerations such as acceleration, driving range, and interior space, there are important differences. Test-drive a Fiat at Ray Skillman Fiat South today and see why the 500 is the better option for your commute—and beyond.

That Retro Charm

Both the Smart Car and the Fiat 500 have distinctive exteriors and easy-to-read instrument panels inside, but let’s face it: the Fiat has head-turning pizzazz. Its retro-icon design makes it look at home zipping around bustling city streets or parked along the shoreline. The interior combines modern technology and retro styling. If you’re looking for a car that’s eye-catching in all the right ways, the Fiat is the winner here.

Say “Ciao!” to Range Anxiety

The Smart Fortwo is now only available as a plug-in electric vehicle and has a combined rating of 108 MPGE. However, with a range of just 58 miles, longer commutes, running errands, and weekend trips require some planning, to be sure you’ll be able to keep your battery topped off.

Rated at 28 MPG city/ 33 MPG highway, the Fiat 500 can go up to 346 miles between fill-ups. Take the worry out of your daily commute and have plenty left in the tank to follow your passion on the weekends.

Get Up to Speed

When you’re trying to merge into highway traffic on your commute, you want your car to perform like it’s already had its first espresso of the day. Smart offers 80 horsepower with 118 foot-pounds of torque that will take you from 0-60 MPH in 11.5 seconds. But the Fiat 500 makes that freeway merge a little less nail-biting: 150 foot-pounds of torque and 135 horsepower in the 1.4L engine gets you up to freeway speed in about eight seconds.

Size Matters

Maybe you’re not buying a micro-compact car to run a carpool, but with the Fiat 500, you can take the squad out for a night on the town. As the name implies, the Smart Fortwo seats two passengers and 9.2 cubic feet of cargo space, which may make weekly grocery trips a bit of a squeeze. The Fiat 500 has 9.5 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk: when you need more room, fold the 50/50 rear seats and you more than triple the cargo space at 30.1 cubic feet.

The Better Option

Both the Smart Car and the Fiat 500 are good energy-conscious cars with similar features: however, for the money, you have more flexibility with a Fiat. With several sizes and trims in our showroom, we’re sure to have the right fit for your life, your style, and your budget. Find your new Fiat today at Ray Skillman Fiat South.

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New FIAT

Ray Skillman FIAT South has the perfect new FIAT for you. Find it here, along with our best service and value. Get ready to enjoy this ride to the fullest.

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Pre-Owned FIAT

A fun, ultra-savvy lineup of vehicles like FIAT is always in high demand. That’s why we also carry an exciting selection of pre-owned models from which to choose.

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Incentives and Rebates

Why not enjoy your new FIAT along with the Ray Skillman FIAT South discount? You can have your cake and eat it, too. See what’s available for you and your new FIAT.

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Experience the Skillman Difference

Buying a vehicle is a special experience. We understand that this isn’t something our customers do every day, which is why we treat every interaction with the respect that it deserves. Ray Skillman has served our community market for decades because we believe that the community and its people supersede any expectations set by a corporation. This is your community. This is our community. When you are shopping for a new or used car like the FIAT 500, you expect the experience to match the promise, which is why we are open and transparent every step of the way. Below, you will find more information about the new 500. We hope that you’ll contact us and allow us the opportunity to show you why buying from the pros at Ray Skillman FIAT South, is simply the best decision you can make.

Ray Skillman FIAT 500

There’s more to a vehicle demonstration than picking out colors and taking a test drive. At Ray Skillman FIAT South, we want you to know everything that’s important to YOU in your next new vehicle. The new FIAT 500 is uniquely positioned in the market to satisfy the needs of practical fun lovers everywhere – the 500 has the proper mixture of peppy performance and sublime comfort that’s appealing to our community. Our team is here to make sure you’re aware of every feature, tip, and maintenance best practice because we take pride in delivering the ultimate shopping experience for our customers. Watch this video to get your engine revving for your new 500, and then let Ray Skillman take care of the rest.

Attention to detail is important. You won’t miss a thing when you shop at Ray Skillman FIAT South.


We know you have many options when it comes to car dealers in the area. Our hope is that you will give us the first opportunity to earn your business because of the tremendous experience, great pricing, exciting FIAT selection, and our commitment to making your buying experience the most positive one you’ve ever had when shopping for a vehicle. We stand behind the ideal of delivering the type of respectful engagement that the people of Indianapolis deserve. If you give us the first opportunity, you’ll see why our customers come back time and time again.


WHY RAY SKILLMAN FIAT SOUTH?


Some dealerships take pride in their sales numbers. Others point to their P&L statements to determine their success. At Ray Skillman FIAT South, the most important indicator of whether or not we’re successfully achieving our goals is when YOU are overwhelmed by our outstanding customer experience. It goes beyond satisfaction. We want you to be ecstatic with the way you were treated and impressed with how easy it was to get the best FIAT deal in Indiana. Your opinion is the one that matters to us at Ray Skillman FIAT South. It’s what drives our success.


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One of the best customer experiences ever. These folks go out of their way to make sure you leave happy and satisfied. The sales people, the technicians and the financial advisors treated us with exception care and concern. Even the new young man who took us for a test drive was great and explained most of the features and advantages of the car we were driving. These folks know their automobiles, and were happy to show us as many as we were interested in. We went to look at an Elantra, but got real happy with the perfect color and features of the Kona we drove away in. Highly recommend the Ray Skillman group.

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Google Sep 17, 2019
 

The entire process was streamlined and completely painless. Manny and Kristin were great and I was astounded that they were able to secure financing through an awesome lender. When we got to the dealership everything was ready and from start to finish we were out in under an hour. I was really impressed.

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Google Sep 16, 2019
 

I recently purchased a truck from Ray Skillman with the help of Ron Goode, Mitch, and Kevin Johnson. I came in with my four year old son on Saturday right before a family wedding. I wanted to surprise my husband with a new truck when he got back from a work trip on Sunday. I couldn't have had a better experience with all of the guys. They knew I was on a time crunch (since I wait until the last minute to do EVERYTHING!) and helped me get the truck I wanted on Saturday. Needless to say, my husband was completely surprised and I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without the help of Ron, Mitch, and Kevin!

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Google Sep 16, 2019
 

I purchased my 2013 Hyundai Elantra from this Skillman's back in 2012. The experience we had was excellent, especially considering that we were treated pretty poorly by the Hyundai dealership in Bloomington (that I will never go back to). Because of this positive experience, I decided to check out their used cars after having totaled the Elantra in a 4-car collision on 65. It started with texting about information and setting up some financing, which unbeknownst to me was approved before I got there. Although the process took quite a while (they were busy), and not having intended on purchasing a car that day, we ended up buying the car right then. We were treated courteously and respectfully as we were the first time those years ago.The only reason why I did not give it a 5 star review is because we asked for Brooke and we got Beau. Now, there is nothing wrong with working with Beau (though he does need to work on his poker face lol), but we really wanted to work with a woman because so few of them are in the car sales business, and we want to support those who endeavor into a historically male-dominated field. It would also be beneficial for Skillman's to hire minorities and women into more visible roles. Bring the workforce into the 21st Century and be more representative of the demographics of the city. Seems to me that not doing so is a missed opportunity.

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Google Sep 16, 2019
 

Ray Skillman was efficient and kind, everyone there was helpful! Manny did a great job and I left happy!

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Google Sep 15, 2019
 

It was a wonderful experience compared to the usual "New Car Buying" fiasco... We made a Great choice in a vehicle and our sales team (Kat, Kevin, Darla) was Awesome!!

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Google Sep 12, 2019
 

Had to take my car in on a recall. The service people were great! Friendly, professional and on time! Hope i dont need them much but if i do i'd definetly come back! Awesome job guys!

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Cars Sep 12, 2019
 

The people that worked with and for me was awesome. I appreciate each and every one of you! Thank you thank y’all! Thanks again! God is good all the time!

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