Fiat 500L Review and Prices

As you might have gathered from the name and its appearance, Fiat’s 500L is a Fiat 500, but larger.

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What's good

  • Practical
  • Economical engines
  • Customisable

What's not so good

  • Expensive
  • Interior not that stylish
  • Looks don't fit porportions

Find out more about the Fiat 500L

Is the Fiat 500L a good car?

The 500L is Fiat’s attempt at injecting a little style and character into the small multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) market, and it would certainly stand out parked between the equivalent Ford or Vauxhall.

The 500L itself is actually based on the Fiat Punto, and is aimed at customers who find the idea of a 500 appealing, but need more space.

The 500L looks like a Fiat 500 with a pie addiction

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Mat Watson
Carwow expert

It’s certainly a practical choice, but reviews are mixed when it comes to deciding whether it’s worth the money or not.

How much is the Fiat 500L?

The Fiat 500L has a RRP range of £14,700 to £22,735. The price of a used Fiat 500L on Carwow starts at £10,086.

What's it like to drive?

Testers have mixed opinions on how the 500L rides and drives. As a fairly tall vehicle the suspension has been set up a little on the firm side, most testers found it hard to feel uncomfortable in one, although the driver’s seat does not offer much support.

TwinAir engines are fun, but claimed full economy is impossible to achieve

Mat Watson
Mat Watson
Carwow expert

There are six engines available for the 500L, as two more joined the range in 2014, and Fiat have kept most of them small.

The turbocharged 0.9-litre is the tiniest, and until recently, one of the more powerful options with 105hp. There is a more conventional 1.4-litre petrol available that has 95hp, although this struggles when it meets the motorway and becomes strained under pressure.

If you need a petrol engine it’s probably better to opt for the new 1.4-litre T-Jet, which is turbocharged and produces a healthy 118hp.

 

The 1.6-litre Multijet II diesel available from 2014 is probably the soundest all-round choice, producing 118hp and achieving over 61mpg.

The 500L’s gearboxes do not get such good reviews, and critics note that both the six-speed and the five-speed manual are notchy and are not as good as the gearboxes in rivals.

Some critics state that the 500L feels more controlled than the regular 500 and others comment that it the body rolls a lot in the bends, so it is likely to fall to individual preference as to whether either of these things are good news or not.

One things testers have generally agreed on disliking is the steering. The 500L is certainly easy to navigate in most situations, but there have been reports of artificially weighted steering that generally feels too light, which snaps back to centre rather aggressively.

Saying that, the regular 500 isn’t perfect here either, so perhaps customers trading up won’t notice too much.

What's it like inside?

Combining style with practicality was obviously an aim for the 500L’s designers and they’ve done a good job of giving buyers a decent chunk of both.

Fiat 500L colours

Metallic - Minimal grey
Free
Pastel - Red passion
Free
Pearl - Heavy metal grey
Free
Solid - Bellagio blue
Free
Solid - Darkwave black
Free
Solid - New age cream
Free
Solid - Pasodoble red
Free
Special solid - Bellagio blue
Free
Special solid - Darkwave black
Free
Bi-colour - Matt grey with black roof
From £350
Matt - Grey
From £350
Pastel Bicolour - Red passion with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £350
Pastel Bicolour - Red passion with white roof and mirrors
From £350
Special - Jazz turquoise
From £350
Special pastel - Blue denim
From £350
Special pastel - Cinema black
From £350
Special pastel - Ice white
From £350
Special pastel - Sicilia orange
From £350
Special solid - Bashment blue
From £350
Special solid - Bossanova white
From £350
Special solid - Hip Hop yellow
From £350
Special solid - Pasodoble red
From £350
Special solid - Sicilian orange
From £350
Special solid - Vocal green
From £350
Solid Bicolour - Bellagio Blue with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £450
Solid Bicolour - Bellagio Blue with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £450
Metallic - Backbeat blue
From £500
Metallic - Beatbox green
From £500
Metallic - Opera red
From £500
Metallic - Donatello bronze
From £550
Metallic - Fashion grey
From £550
Metallic - Grey Maestro
From £550
Metallic - Heavy metal grey
From £550
Metallic - Tuscancy green
From £550
Metallic - Venezia blue
From £550
Solid Bicolour - Bellagio Blue with matt black roof and mirrors
From £575
Bicolour - Tuxedo bossa nova white with black roof
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Blue denim with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Blue denim with white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Cinema black with white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Ice white with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Sicilia orange with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Pastel Bicolour - Sicilia orange with white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Bossa nova white with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Darkwave black with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Hip hop yellow with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Hip hop yellow with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Pasodoble red with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Pasodoble red with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Sicilian orange with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Sicilian orange with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £700
Special Solid Bicolour - Bossa nova white with matt black roof and mirrors
From £825
Special Solid Bicolour - Darkwave black with matt black roof and mirrors
From £825
Special Solid Bicolour - Hip hop yellow with matt black roof and mirrors
From £825
Special Solid Bicolour - Pasodoble red with matt black roof and mirrors
From £825
Special Solid Bicolour - Sicilian orange with matt black roof and mirrors
From £825
Bicolour special - Tuxedo heavy metal grey with black roof
From £900
Bicolour special - Tuxedo minimal grey with black roof
From £900
Metallic - Donatello bronze with black roof
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Beatbox green with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Beatbox green with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Donatello bronze with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Fashion grey with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Fashion grey with white roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Grey maestro with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Heavy metal grey with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Heavy metal grey with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Matt fashion grey with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Minimal grey with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Tuscany Green with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Tuscany Green with white roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Venezia blue with gloss black roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Venezia blue with gloss white roof and mirrors
From £900
Metallic Bicolour - Venezia blue with white roof and mirrors
From £900
Matt - Donatello bronze with black roof
From £1,000
Metallic Bicolour - Beatbox green with matt black roof and mirrors
From £1,025
Metallic Bicolour - Donatello bronze with matt black roof and mirrors
From £1,025
Metallic Bicolour - Heavy metal grey with matt black roof and mirrors
From £1,025
Metallic Bicolour - Minimal grey with matt black roof and mirrors
From £1,025
Metallic Bicolour - Venezia blue with matt black roof and mirrors
From £1,025
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Buy or lease the Fiat 500L at a price you’ll love
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RRP £14,700 - £22,735
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£10,086
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