2014 FIAT 500L Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,195-$24,395
$19,050-$23,503
24 /CITY / 33 /HWY
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What's New for 2014:

  • New 5-passenger Fiat model
  • Offers family-size passenger and cargo room
  • Standard turbocharged engine
  • Available SUV-style design details

Introduction
The 2014 Fiat 500L is a 5-passenger multi-purpose vehicle that is substantially larger than a standard Fiat 500. Fiat says it has 42% more interior room than a regular 500, and can carry a full load of passengers at the same time that it carries 23.1 cu. ft. of cargo. The 500L competes against models such as the Ford C-Max, Kia Soul, Mazda 5, Nissan Cube, and Scion xB.

Models and Features
Fiat sells the 2014 500L in four trim levels: Pop, Easy, Trekking, and Lounge. The Pop is the least expensive of the group, starting at just under $20,000, but it includes everything most drivers need; however, an automatic transmission is unavailable for this trim level.

Standard equipment highlights include air conditioning, one-touch power windows, power door locks, heated power side mirrors, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, and floor mats. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with music streaming capability, a text messaging system, and voice-recognition technology also comes standard, along with an auxiliary audio input jack and a USB port. Every 500L has a capless fuel-filler system, multi-shelf cargo divider, and a parabolic observation mirror that allows the driver to see each seating location, while the front seats offer height adjustment and the rear seats feature fore/aft adjustment to add leg room or cargo room as is necessary.

The 500L Easy trim level is likely to be more popular, as it includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, nicer interior materials, center armrest, and better speakers. Plus, choosing the 500L Easy is necessary to get any optional upgrades, such as the Dual Dry-Clutch Transmission (DDCT), which operates like an automatic but is really an automated manual gearbox.

The Trekking trim level is equipped like the Easy, but gets SUV-style exterior design cues, larger aluminum wheels, fog lights, premium cloth upholstery, and heated front seats.

At the top of the lineup, the 500L Lounge costs just under $25,000 as this new model is launched. It has the DDCT gearbox, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, power lumbar support for the front seats, rear-seat center armrest with cupholder, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, 115-volt power outlet, and chrome exterior mirrors.

Options and Packages
For the first year, Fiat is including a free Premier package on all 500L models except for the base Pop version. Valued at $1,700, this package adds a 6.5-inch touch-screen display with a navigation system, reversing camera, rear park-assist sensors, and an SD card slot.

A Popular Equipment package is available for the Easy and Trekking trim levels, adding dual-zone automatic climate control, a 115-volt power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-seat center armrest with cupholder, and power lumbar support adjustment for the driver.

A DDCT transmission is optional for Easy and Trekking versions, and is standard for the 500L Lounge. All three of these versions of the 500L can also be optioned with a premium Beats audio system and a power dual-pane sunroof.

Under the Hood
Fiat installs a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine in every 500L. This is the same power plant employed in the performance-oriented 500 Abarth models, and it generates 160 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. Of more importance, the 500L's torque measures 184 lb.-ft., and peaks between 2,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm, giving the 3,254-pound car decent mid-range acceleration.

A 6-speed manual transmission feeds power to the front wheels. Standard for the Lounge version, and optional for the Easy and Trekking trim levels, is the aforementioned Dual Dry-Clutch Transmission (DDCT).

Fuel Economy
When equipped with its standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Fiat 500L is rated to get 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg in combined driving. Choose a model with the DDCT transmission, and the ratings dip slightly to 24 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Fiat 500L.

Every 500L is equipped with the expected safety features as standard equipment. Additionally, the 500L has a knee air bag for the driver and blind-spot side mirrors. A reversing camera and rear park-assist sensors are optional.

What's New for 2014:

  • New 5-passenger Fiat model
  • Offers family-size passenger and cargo room
  • Standard turbocharged engine
  • Available SUV-style design details

Introduction
The 2014 Fiat 500L is a 5-passenger multi-purpose vehicle that is substantially larger than a standard Fiat 500. Fiat says it has 42% more interior room than a regular 500, and can carry a full load of passengers at the same time that it carries 23.1 cu. ft. of cargo. The 500L competes against models such as the Ford C-Max, Kia Soul, Mazda 5, Nissan Cube, and Scion xB.

Models and Features
Fiat sells the 2014 500L in four trim levels: Pop, Easy, Trekking, and Lounge. The Pop is the least expensive of the group, starting at just under $20,000, but it includes everything most drivers need; however, an automatic transmission is unavailable for this trim level.

Standard equipment highlights include air conditioning, one-touch power windows, power door locks, heated power side mirrors, cruise control, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, trip computer, and floor mats. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with music streaming capability, a text messaging system, and voice-recognition technology also comes standard, along with an auxiliary audio input jack and a USB port. Every 500L has a capless fuel-filler system, multi-shelf cargo divider, and a parabolic observation mirror that allows the driver to see each seating location, while the front seats offer height adjustment and the rear seats feature fore/aft adjustment to add leg room or cargo room as is necessary.

The 500L Easy trim level is likely to be more popular, as it includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, dark-tinted rear privacy glass, nicer interior materials, center armrest, and better speakers. Plus, choosing the 500L Easy is necessary to get any optional upgrades, such as the Dual Dry-Clutch Transmission (DDCT), which operates like an automatic but is really an automated manual gearbox.

The Trekking trim level is equipped like the Easy, but gets SUV-style exterior design cues, larger aluminum wheels, fog lights, premium cloth upholstery, and heated front seats.

At the top of the lineup, the 500L Lounge costs just under $25,000 as this new model is launched. It has the DDCT gearbox, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, power lumbar support for the front seats, rear-seat center armrest with cupholder, auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, 115-volt power outlet, and chrome exterior mirrors.

Options and Packages
For the first year, Fiat is including a free Premier package on all 500L models except for the base Pop version. Valued at $1,700, this package adds a 6.5-inch touch-screen display with a navigation system, reversing camera, rear park-assist sensors, and an SD card slot.

A Popular Equipment package is available for the Easy and Trekking trim levels, adding dual-zone automatic climate control, a 115-volt power outlet, auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear-seat center armrest with cupholder, and power lumbar support adjustment for the driver.

A DDCT transmission is optional for Easy and Trekking versions, and is standard for the 500L Lounge. All three of these versions of the 500L can also be optioned with a premium Beats audio system and a power dual-pane sunroof.

Under the Hood
Fiat installs a turbocharged, 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine in every 500L. This is the same power plant employed in the performance-oriented 500 Abarth models, and it generates 160 horsepower at 5,500 rpm. Of more importance, the 500L's torque measures 184 lb.-ft., and peaks between 2,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm, giving the 3,254-pound car decent mid-range acceleration.

A 6-speed manual transmission feeds power to the front wheels. Standard for the Lounge version, and optional for the Easy and Trekking trim levels, is the aforementioned Dual Dry-Clutch Transmission (DDCT).

Fuel Economy
When equipped with its standard 6-speed manual transmission, the Fiat 500L is rated to get 25 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg in combined driving. Choose a model with the DDCT transmission, and the ratings dip slightly to 24 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg in combined driving.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2014 Fiat 500L.

Every 500L is equipped with the expected safety features as standard equipment. Additionally, the 500L has a knee air bag for the driver and blind-spot side mirrors. A reversing camera and rear park-assist sensors are optional.

Available Trims for the 2014 FIAT 500L
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Pop (5dr HB) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 19195.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Easy (5dr HB) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 20395.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Trekking (5dr HB) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 21395.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Lounge (5dr HB) Transmission Auto-Shift Manual w/OD MSRP 24395.00 Engine 1.4 L/83 City/Hwy MPG 24/33

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INTERIOR
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Interior Lock Disable
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter and Illuminated Entry
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Body-Colored Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Conversation Mirror and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Rigid Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks
  • Systems Monitor
  • Redundant Digital Speedometer
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Air Filtration
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Premium Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Power 2-Way Driver Lumbar
  • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
  • 6-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Power 2-Way Lumbar Support
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Leather Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Colored Instrument Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Storage, Mini Overhead Console, Conversation Mirror, 1 12V DC Power Outlet and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Driver And Passenger Heated-Cushion, Driver And Passenger Heated-Seatback
  • Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest
  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet and 1 AC Power Outlet
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 16" Steel
  • Tires: 205/55R16 BSW All Season
  • Wheels w/Full Wheel Covers
  • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Wheels: 16" Aluminum
  • Wheels w/Silver Accents
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Wheels: 17" Aluminum
  • Tires: 225/45R17 BSW All Season
  • Wheels w/Machined Accents
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Colored Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Metal-Look Bodyside Insert
  • Metal-Look Door Handles
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 16" Aluminum w/Black Accents
  • Body-Colored Bodyside Moldings and Chrome Bodyside Insert
  • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: 1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo
  • Transmission: 6-Speed C635 Manual
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • 3.83 Axle Ratio
  • 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 150 Amp Alternator
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front Anti-Roll Bar
  • Electric Power-Assist Steering
  • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Torsion Beam Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Transmission: 6-Speed C633 Dual Dry Clutch Auto
  • 4.12 Axle Ratio
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
    • ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors
    • ParkView Rear Camera
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM/BT
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
    • 6 Speakers
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • 6 Performance Speakers

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