Donate |

Cars

Fiat 500L
Fiat 500L
Find out how much the dealer paid with Cars Best Deals Plus Access.
    You'll get:
  • Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price
  • Unlimited New and Used Car Price Reports
Base MSRP price range:
$19,195 - $24,395
Dividing line
Car Type: Small hatchbacks/wagons
CR overall score
What's this?
?
Chart key
Highest
74
This model
??
Lowest
50
Bottom key
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.

A subscription to ConsumerReports.org includes Consumer Reports road test reports (based on over 50 different tests).

Fiat Blog Content
Notorious Ford V8 spark plugs need an extended warranty
Replacing spark plugs has been a no-brainer for most passenger vehicles for, say, the last 100 years. But for millions of owners of V8-powered Fords from the 2004 to 2008 model years, a spark-plu...
BMW X5 and Land Rover Range Rover Sport reviews
2014 BMW X5 review2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport reviewBMW’s X5 and Land Rover’s Range Rover Sport share a lot of appealing characteristics, as they should while carrying $70,000 sticker prices. Both combine the hushed, well-appointed interior of a h...
Toyota Highlander is the family sedan of SUVs
2014 Toyota Highlander road testYou’re not drawn to the Toyota Highlander for its snazzy styling, exhilarating performance, or engaging driving exper­ience. Its appeal lies in its functional, family-friendly nature, frugal gas ...
Kia Soul review
2014 Kia Soul first driveThe Soul lives in that increasingly gray area between hatchbacks and SUVs. A boxy, upright design gives it abundant interior space and super-easy access. You sit up high in chairlike seats, surro...
Land Rover Range Rover review
2013 Land Rover Range Rover first driveYes, its full name can be a mouthful, but the Land Rover Range Rover has long been an icon among luxury SUVs. It couples the ambience and feature-rich convenience of an ultra-luxury sedan with th...