2016 Fiat 500L

Pros: Good overall passenger and cargo space within a relatively small “footprint;” generous amount of standard features; spunky, expressive styling stands out from competitors

Cons: Middling acceleration at low RPM; engine is a bit noisy during acceleration; raised-height rear seats can compromise headroom for tall occupants

CG Says: The Fiat 500L is unchanged for 2016. Though larger and more practical than its 2-door stablemate, the Fiat 500, the 500L retains its smaller sibling’s unique European styling and much of its fun-to-drive character. Visibility is excellent, and the interior’s more conventional control layout will appeal to a broader range of potential customers. Drivetrain smoothness and some odd choices for cargo carrying are issues we’d like to see addressed. Still, the Fiat 500L offers shoppers a lot of convenience features at an aggressive price. A wide range of custom/personalization accessories will go some way toward allowing buyers to make a 500L uniquely their own.

The Facts
Class Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Fiat
Nation of Manufacture Serbia
Base Prices Pop: $19,495
Easy: $20,795
Trekking: $21,880
Lounge: $24,795

Base Engine
1.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
160
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic, 6-speed automated manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-33

2014 Fiat 500L
2016 Fiat 500L