The 500L is built on the well-known Fiat 500 supermini but has the platform of the Punto supermini, which means it receives the equivalent vintage inspired style, stylish interior and affordable engines as its smaller sister. This car is trendy and sophisticated although still giving you lots of space for your family and your bags, everything large at extremely competitive price.
Design & Confort
Compared to the 500 supermini, the 500L’s comes with larger size (59cm longer than the standard Fiat 500) its more useful, thanks to a spacious boot, five doors, and five-seats that can really be utilized by adults. Customers who want space and comfort without limiting on style can also opt for a larger 500L MPV, which fetures a seven-seat alternative and a huge 638 litres of boot area.
Since it is a bigger model the Fiat 500, it’s barely unusual how the 500L is larger indoor. It’s boot provides 400 litres of volume, instead of the 185-litre boot in the standard Fiat 500, however, it is also 20 litres even bigger than you get in a Volkswagen Golf. The Fiat also has a boot floor to be elevated or lowered.
The back seats slide ahead and backwards to improve boot room or rear legroom as needed, and the front passenger seat folds flat, letting you carry extensive objects.The 500L’s dash panel is extremely cool too. There are several soft, shapely lines, with their red-tipped needles and cool fonts.
The 500L features driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, side airbags, traction control stability control and electronic as standard. All improved the Fiat 500L gain a five-star safety rating at the crash-tested by Euro NCAP. It scored the total five stars, along with a high score for adult occupant protection.
The Fiat 500L is for sale in four trim levels. The entry-level Pop Star with alloy wheels, front electric windows, central locking, 15-inch alloy wheels, and a five-inch touchscreen. With the Pop Star, buyers get air-conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and smart-looking chrome exterior trim.
The mid-range Easy offer parking sensors for reversing and electric rear windows. Lounge models include automatic wipers and headlights, climate control and a panoramic sunroof. The topping-model looking flagship is labeled Trekking with ride-height increased by 10mm, 17-inch alloy wheels and autonomous emergency braking.Inspite of its solid style, don’t expect to be moving anywhere far off-road as this model is just offered as a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
There’s also a Beats Edition of the 500L Trekking version, which receives black body option and a great stereo system by artist Dr. Dre.
Engines And Fuel Economy
Engines range consists of a 94bhp 1.4-litre petrol and an 84bhp 1.3-litre Multijet diesel, as well as Fiat’s clever 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol and a 1.6-litre Multijet diesel – both with 104bhp. Every powertrain has a low cost to run, despite the fact that obtaining Fiat’s professed fuel economy for the TwinAir petrol is a bit difficult. Equipment is complete as all models have electric windows, electric mirrors, central locking and a Bluetooth phone connection. In theory, the 500L’s fuel efficiency doesn’t look negative.
The standard 1.3-litre Multijet manages 67.3mpg with CO2 levels of 110g/km. You can find also a model that can attain, unusually, more than 70mpg, it’s the automatic variant, which uses the 1.3-litre diesel.The 1.6-litre diesel is also excellent, as it handles 62.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of 117g/km.To help increase fuel economy, Fiat has equipped the 500L with an ‘ECO’ option which lowers torque and strangles the throttle response at the push of a button.
The 2014 Fiat 500L provides considerable style at remarkable prices. The Fiat 500L’s starting price is below that of the Mini Cooper Countryman, which begins just under £14,300. A base Pop model has a starting price stated at £19,900.
Well-equipped Easy and Trekking models start respectivelt, at £13,055 and £14,065. Top-line Lounge version start at £15,985 and features the twin-clutch automatic transmission, which is a £863 option on Easy and Trekking models.
If the Fiat 500L is not really what you are into please check out the Fiat Qubo Mini MPV