FIAT 500L

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2015 FIAT 500L What's new for 2015? 
2015 FIAT 500L

The Fiat 500L enters its second model year with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard on top-line Lounge models and optional on the mid-trim Easy and Trekking versions, this new Aisin automatic replaces the 6-speed Euro twin-clutch automatic that's now offered only on base Pop trims.

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2014 FIAT 500L What's new for 2014? 
2014 FIAT 500L

The 2014 Fiat 500L is an all-new car, and marks the second major model in Fiat's U.S. lineup. Compared to the Fiat 500 (aka the Cinquecento), the 500L has 42 percent more interior space.

About FIAT 500L

The 2015 Fiat 500L is the big brother to the 500, and though its name differs by only one letter, the 500L is its own car. Introduced just last year, the Fiat 500L offers much of what the 500 does not: rear seats that adults can actually use, comfortable road manners, and a more substantial presence. Think of the 500L as the more mature, versatile Fiat. Still, this 5-passenger hatchback is hardly stuffy. It retains the whimsical looks, good fuel economy, and Euro appeal that Fiat has conveyed since re-entering the U.S. market a few years ago. The 500L isn't as much fun to drive as the Mini Cooper Countryman or quite the bargain that is the Kia Soul, but for Fiat fans desiring more room, it could be just the ticket.

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Consumer Reviews

Terrific! (Why so underrated?)

By on Thursday, December 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,169

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Space/Function/Road traction/Visibility"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Phenomenally versatile, roomy and a veritable "penthouse" on wheels (I have the panoramic roof)..I am in continuous awe of my two-month old car. Country hills, narrow roads, dubious terrains, highways, the ever-meandering labyrinth of New York City traffic - Impeccable performance. Actually much more pleasant to be stuck in traffic now - the wireless/infotainment system (UConnect) works seamlessly. Excellent traction, Stability and control over car - rain, even wind (as car's tall): stable, steady and standing strong. The jet-like air boost engine (same as the Abarth - works just as fine here too) steps up just when you need it, (and yes - good acceleration); also, hands down: the Best driver's seat comfort and SPACE! today I was given a ride in a typical, big-brand, big-box SUV..legroom was very limited. The Fiat L may seem small but, boy, once you get INSIDE - an expansion of space unfolds (yet shockingly, a site somewhere claimed it had too much space for the driver!?!) Heated seats, adjustable lumber support - may seem as frivolous extras but for someone who already has put that much mileage in a short period of time, this comes very handy. LONG distance comfort is joy here. Sound is like in a concert hall…with the view..; I wish the back seats could fold totally flat and also, perhaps Fiat may try to bring the longer version of the car -the MPW from Europe here. As it stands pretty high off the round (I have the Trekking's 17" wheels), it would be a great space "elongateor" for the back of the car. Yet, my Fiat 500L parks almost everywhere in the city. Car is quiet, suspension - smooth. Design - and its functionality - is beautiful. Full tank with my 2015 auto-transmission (13.2) gets me about 340 miles, not bad..The car is an event. Every time I drive it. Why so underrated?"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Poor Reviews = Great Deal! Trekking $14.5k

By on Friday, December 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,700

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great deal, many bells & whistles..."

Cons: "No deal breakers..."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"CAR--2014 FIAT TREKKING MANUAL trans; BEATS Audio; fully LOADED (no sunroof, heated seats or visor-built-in garage door opener) PAID: $14,595 + tax/fees. (Last 2014 left on lot June2015, $9k discount.) NOTE: CAPS are used for easy reference of points in article. REPLACED--2003 VW PASSAT wagon 1.8lT ABOUT US—This is our SO CA 'family' car. We’ve owned mostly German cars (BMW & MB), and I had to ‘force’ my European husband to check out the Fiat. We both have lived in Europe, so the look, size, & power of the car are not strange to us. We installed a THULE roof rack, a FIAT garage installed trailer-hitch for our Thule hitch-mounted bike rack. SHORT REVIEW—We are impressed & got a great deal. I can’t stress enough: FIND A GOOD FIAT STUDIO/DEALER/GARAGE, as this will directly affect your satisfaction. INITIAL REVIEW-- The GOOD--Great bang for the buck. Fun to drive. A comfortable ride with DECENT SUSPENSION. PASSENGER SPACE comparable to our Passat with better headroom (friends 6’5” sat in the back, & another 6’6” in the front very comfortably). Both front & rear seats are adjustable to customize to needs and comfort. Intuitive layout & usage of COCKPIT & CONTROLS. We are enjoying the technology: UCONNECT, tech ports, 110v plug, dash trip computer, etc. Good use of SPACE (for a car this size). THE WEIRD-- Strange PARKING BRAKE. Stalled 1-2xs daily for first few weeks getting out of FIRST GEAR (different than other cars we've owned). Optical illusion of SIZE & SHAPE--Car is much roomier inside than appears. 6 MO REVIEW-- OVERALL—Still enjoying the ride & options. Car is now broken-in (& so are we), so we aren’t stalling out of first gear beyond normal occurrences. We’ve gotten used to the PARKING BRAKE. The GAS MILEAGE is decent (22-23/city & +26/hwy, with nearly 30mpg on long hwy trips. Seems to be improving.) The Trekking’s FABRIC SEATS (leather not available on this model) are more self-regulating than I would have assumed. After our hot SO CA summer and now our ‘cold’ weather, all is well. (I don’t miss having heated seats.) A 500L’s sunroof’s screen is perforated, so it will not fully shut out the sun even when closed, and roof racks are not compatible, so I am doubly glad we don’t have one. CRITICAL—NO DEAL-BREAKERS. But…The DOORS lack a ‘stop’ mechanism, they don’t ‘fly’ open, but don’t open in a controlled manner when exiting your vehicle. The BLUETOOTH: good as an mp3 player, bad for talking on the phone. The MIC picks up too much sound from the dash vent & such. We had the ‘DEAD BATTERY issue’ (as noted by other owners) because of a SOFTWARE UPDATE that didn’t take (our FIAT studio’s garage checked-off as ‘done’), which was remedied by another FIAT garage. This other garage is a combo FIAT/JEEP, so they had the knowledge & know-how to install our TRAILER HITCH. So,—FIND A GOOD FIAT STUDIO/DEALER. Many negative reviews stem from issues with a dealership rather than the brand. Hopefully FIAT can remedy this somehow, as they put out a decent product. We have heard about some transmission problems, but we since we have manual, we are hoping to avoid that."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Owned for a couple of months - LOVE IT!

By on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun car, lots of headroom, great tech, unique look"

Cons: "None that I can think of"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my Fiat 500L Easy a couple of months ago and I couldn't be happier! I am a musician by trade and needed a new car (Drove my Dodge Magnum into the ground) that would accommodate my musical equipment. When I saw a Fiat 500L on display at a local mall, it really caught my eye and I found myself at the dealer a couple of days later making a deal. After a couple of months of driving, I am thrilled with the car. With the complimentary tech package with bluetooth, rear camera, great stereo, hands-free operation, etc it feels like a great "bang for the buck." I love the roomy feel (I am 6'3") and it doesn't have a small car feel to me at all. I am enjoying the manual transmission as well cause it's fun to drive."

11 people out of 12 found this review helpful


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