The “L,” representing larger, is precisely what the FIAT® 500L is, compared to its precursor, the FIAT 500. The 500L brings more interior space, more doors, more passenger seating and more fun, all with the iconic Italian style you have come to expect from the FIAT brand.
Here’s a look at what the 500L has to offer:
The efficient new design adds two rear doors and an extra passenger seat to boost both functionality and comfort for up to five people. With 42% more cargo volume then the FIAT 500, the 500L expands the wheelbase over two feet while adding half a foot in both overall height and width to the exterior of the vehicle. You can even savor seamless panoramic view though the expansive greenhouse and optional dual-pane sunroof that exposes natural sunlight for a bright, spacious feel.
A 1.4-liter MultiAir® Turbo engine, rated at 160 horsepower with 184 ft.-lb. of torque for great flexibility, powers this turbocharged vehicle. A six-speed manual transmission boosts efficiency, while allowing drivers greater control and precision. A unique six-speed dual dry clutch transmission is also optional.
The innovative electro-hydraulic variable intake-valve technology dramatically cuts fuel consumption and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by between 10 and 25 percent.
Rather than reaching for your smartphone, the advanced Uconnect® 5.0 in-car technology enables hands-free calling through Bluetooth-equipped smartphones. The system can also “read” texts received on paired phones* equipped with both Bluetooth and Message Access Profile (MAP). You can even reply to text messages by selecting from a list of 18 pre-defined responses – all by using voice recognition.
Uconnect® 6.5 is an additional option that equips FIAT 500L drivers with up to 6.5 inches of touchscreen interface capable of hands-free communication and navigation for even more convenient driving. Both Uconnect®5.0 and 6.5 come with a one-year SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription so that you can stay up-to-date on your favorite music and news programs.
The FIAT 500L blends the Italian flair of the original Cinquecento while offering technical solutions for a stylish ride.
And here’s what the critics have to say: