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Fiat 500L
Fiat 500L
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Fiat 500L Overview

More than an overgrown 500, the 500L aims to be practical and cute, but it's let down by a jerky sequential automatic, stiff ride, flat seats, and odd driving position. Around town the 500L feels sluggish and hesitant, but that may improve when the conventional automatic becomes available. That's too bad, because we like the 500L's easy access, commodious interior, and spacious backseat. It features Chrysler's simple UConnect system, albeit with a tiny five-inch screen. The car responds eagerly in turns and handles securely at its limits. It feels awkward to drive with its odd driving position, bus-like steering-wheel rake, and far-off four-pillar windshield. The 500L scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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