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2016 FIAT 500l
Select a Different Model (5 Available): Easy Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 11176
MPG (EPA) 25 CTY /32 HWY
Safety (IIHS) Good
Horsepower 160@5500
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2016 Fiat 500L MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

The 2016 Fiat 500L gains an available Rosso (red) roof color. A special-edition model called the Urbana Trekking, which was introduced for 2015, continues for the 2016 model year.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 Fiat 500L is a tall front-drive hatchback that slots above the smaller 500 hatch in size. While it has the same name, the 500L is not mechanically related to the 500 hatch and 500c.

Overview

One engine is available in the 2016 500L: a 1.4-liter turbo I-4 with 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Three transmission choices are available, a six-speed manual, a conventional six-speed automatic with a torque converter, and a six-speed dry twin-clutch automatic transmission. With the split-folding rear seats in place, the 500L has 23.1 cubic feet of cargo space that can be expanded to a whopping 68 cubic feet with them folded and tumbled forward. The cargo area also has a false floor for improved cargo carrying flexibility.

Safety

In addition to the standard dual front, front-side, and side curtain airbags, the 2016 500L also comes with a knee airbag for the driver.

The IIHS gave the 2015 500L a Good score in four crash tests and Poor in the Small Overlap Front test (Good is the highest possible score).

Trims, Packages, and What's Standard

Standard features included in the base Pop trim include keyless entry, the UConnect infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen, cloth upholstery, 16-inch steel wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, tumbling 60/40 split-folding rear seats, and a USB port. Stepping up to the Easy trim adds power side mirrors, a six-speaker premium audio system, and 16-inch alloy wheels. The Trekking and Urbana Trekking trims add exterior body cladding, 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and an available contrasting roof. Urbana Trekking models also come standard with a premium Beats by Dr. Dre sound system. On the range-topping Lounge trim, additional standard features include dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. An upgraded UConnect infotainment system with a larger 6.5-inch touchscreen is also available with navigation.

What We Think

In a 2014 First Drive review, we said that the 500L's throttle response was sluggish and feels tipsy around curves. On the other hand, the engine, despite having plenty of torque, behaves more like a high-revving motor with little bursts of acceleration. The seats also proved to be a weak point because they're flat and unsupportive. During the 2014 Car of the Year evaluations, judges noted that the driver tends to slide around a lot when driving aggressively. Additionally, the three-piece windshield made it hard to judge where the front of the car is.

Cool Fact

The "L" in 500L stands for loft.

You'll Like:

  • Spacious interior
  • Quirky exterior design

You Won't Like:

  • Sloppy handling
  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Three-piece windshield can cause some confusion

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 FIAT 500L SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (C635)
Trim
Easy Hatchback
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
160@5500
Standard MPG
25/32
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Easy Collection 1

INCLUDES: 1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service; Audio System, Satellite Radio; Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone; Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Secondary Ventilation Controls NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [A68] Easy Collection 2
$1183 $1300

Easy Collection 2

INCLUDES: 1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service; Audio System, Satellite Radio; Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone; Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Secondary Ventilation Controls; Tires, 17"; Wheels, 16" Aluminum with Black Accents; Wheels, 17" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
$2093 $2300

Easy Collection 4

INCLUDES: 1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service; Audio System, Satellite Radio with Digital Media Card; Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone; Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable; Multi-Function Display Screen; Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Secondary Ventilation Controls; Speakers, 7 Upgraded Beats By Dr. Dre; Sunroof, Glass Power; Uconnect 6.5A AM/FM/SXM/BT/Voice; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger; Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [A68] Easy Collection 2
$3731 $4100

Easy Collection 5

INCLUDES: 1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service; Audio System, Satellite Radio with Digital Media Card; Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone; Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable Heated; Multi-Function Display Screen; Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar; Passenger Seat, Heated; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Secondary Ventilation Controls; Speakers, 7 Upgraded Beats By Dr. Dre; Sunroof, Glass Power; Uconnect 6.5A AM/FM/SXM/BT/Voice; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger; Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [A68] Easy Collection 2
$4050 $4450

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (C635)

Std Std

Transmission, Aisin 6 Speed Automatic (F21-250)

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.683; Emission Equipment, 5.8
$1229 $1350

Exterior Color, Grigio Chiaro (Grahite Metallic)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Grigio Scuro (Grey Metallic)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Verde Bosco Perla (Forest Green)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rosso (Red)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rosso Perla (Deep Lava Red Pearl)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mocha Latte

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bianco (White)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Nero (Black)

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Refrigerated Storage Compartment, in Glove Compartment

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Uconnect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Voice Activating System, Uconnect®, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Storage Box

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.683

CONTAINED IN: [DF4] Transmission, Aisin 6 Speed Automatic (F21-250)
Grp Grp

Axle Ratio, 3.830

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 13.2 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$46 $50

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Roof - Nero (Black)

INCLUDES: Paint, Metallic Two-Tone NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MXT] Roof - Bianco (White)
N/C N/C

Roof - Bianco (White)

INCLUDES: Paint, Metallic Two-Tone NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MXS] Roof - Nero (Black)
N/C N/C

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror: Driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Body-color heated driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Paint, Metallic Two-Tone

CONTAINED IN: [MXT] Roof - Bianco (White); [MXS] Roof - Nero (Black)
Grp Grp

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabililty Control, ESP

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Black Cloth

N/C N/C

Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable Heated

CONTAINED IN: [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Bucket; Passenger Seat, Folding Bucket

Std Std

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Upgraded Cloth/Velour

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

1 Year SiriusXM Radio Service

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2; [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player

Std Std

Audio System, Satellite Radio with Digital Media Card

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Audio System, Satellite Radio

CONTAINED IN: [A67] Easy Collection 1; [A68] Easy Collection 2
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 7 Upgraded Beats By Dr. Dre

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Uconnect 6.5A AM/FM/SXM/BT/Voice

CONTAINED IN: [A69] Easy Collection 4; [A91] Easy Collection 5
Pkg Pkg

Antenna

Std Std

Six Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Torsion Beam w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Compact (Fleet)

$410 $450

Tires, 17"

CONTAINED IN: [A68] Easy Collection 2
Pkg Pkg

Tires, P205/55R16 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 16" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 16" Aluminum with Black Accents

CONTAINED IN: [A68] Easy Collection 2
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 17" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [A68] Easy Collection 2
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Poor
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated