The little 500 transforms into a hot-rod Abarth with a rumbling 160-hp turbocharged four-cylinder at its core, going from pip-pipsqueak to badass.
The 500 Abarth shouldn't be chosen by individuals who need to transport passengers due to its cramped cabin for two and severe space constraints for three or four people.
With an unique Bronco Heritage Edition for both two- and four-door vehicles that revives a vintage 1960s style, Ford commemorates the good old days.
The 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard with 300 horsepower, while the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine is available.
Both gas engines can be connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission, but only the smaller engine can accommodate a seven-speed manual.
It also includes easily removable frameless doors. Their lengthy side glass, however, might catch the weatherstripping and let more wind noise into the cabin.
The most economical Bronco has a four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, with ratings of 20 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the interstate.