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2017 FIAT 500l
Select a Different Model (3 Available): Lounge Hatchback
Fair Market Price $ 15402
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /30 HWY
Safety (IIHS) Good
Horsepower 160@5500
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2017 Fiat 500L MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Spacious interior
  • Comes in bright and fun colors

You Won't Like

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Poor ride and handling
  • Flat seats

New for 2017

All variants of the 2017 Fiat 500L now comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and the lineup has been cut down to three trim levels: Pop, Trekking, and Lounge.

Vehicle Summary

The 2017 Fiat 500L is one of two four-door Fiat models. Unlike the 500X crossover, however, the 500L is only available with front-wheel drive. In terms of size, the 500L is larger than the 500X and offers the most interior space in the Fiat lineup. As with other Fiats, the Fiat 500L is offered in a number of bright colors.

Overview

The 2017 Fiat 500L's only engine is a 1.4-liter turbo-four rated at 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, and it's paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA rates the 2017 500L at 22/30 city/highway, which puts it below competitors like the Kia Soul and the Volkswagen Golf wagon. Cargo space is 22 cubic feet with the split-folding rear seats up, and can be expanded to 68 cubic feet, which rivals many vehicles that are much larger than the 500L.

Standard features include keyless entry, 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, the UConnect infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen, and Bluetooth connectivity. Options include a rearview camera, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, navigation, driver's side lumbar support, a larger 6.5-inch touchscreen for the UConnect infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, Beats premium audio system, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. On the Trekking trim, the Urbana package adds matte black side moldings, matte black 17-inch alloy wheels, satin silver door handles, and a red or black-painted roof.

Safety

In IIHS evaluations, the Fiat 500L received a Good score in all but the small overlap front impact test where it received a Poor score (Good is the highest possible score). The Fiat 500L isn't yet available with active safety features like the 500X.

What We Think

In a 2017 First Drive, we said that the 500L isn't lively despite having the 500 Abarth's turbocharged engine; with the 500L's extra weight, it felt sluggish at higher speeds. There's also excessive body roll and the car doesn't feel as rigid as some of its competitors. The front seats could offer more lateral support.

Cool Fact

The 500L's second row can split, fold, and tumble forward to maximize cargo space.

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2017 FIAT 500L SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic (F21-250)
Trim
Lounge Hatchback
Class
Compact Passenger Car
Horsepower
160@5500
Standard MPG
22/30
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Premium Package

INCLUDES: Glass Roof; Sunroof, Glass Power; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger
$1360 $1495

Popular Equipment Package

INCLUDES: Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone; Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable; Parking Assistance; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera; Rear View Mirror, Automatic
N/C N/C

Dual-Pane Sunroof Package

INCLUDES: Glass Roof; Sunroof, Glass Power; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver; Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger
$1087 $1195

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic (F21-250)

Std Std

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, Mocha Latte

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bianco (White)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Nero (Black)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Deep Lava Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Automatic Climate Control, Dual-Zone

CONTAINED IN: [ADC] Popular Equipment Package
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

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

Std Std

Storage Box

Std Std

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

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.683

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 13.2 Gallon

Std Std

Engine Block Heater

$46 $50

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Glass Roof

CONTAINED IN: [AWG] Dual-Pane Sunroof Package; [AD1] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

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: [AWG] Dual-Pane Sunroof Package; [AD1] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Rear Door

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

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Driver

CONTAINED IN: [AWG] Dual-Pane Sunroof Package; [AD1] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror, Illuminated Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [AWG] Dual-Pane Sunroof Package; [AD1] Premium Package
Pkg Pkg

Vanity Mirror: Driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Chrome heated driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [ADC] Popular Equipment Package
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

Front Fog Lights

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

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [ADC] Popular Equipment Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear ParkView Camera

CONTAINED IN: [ADC] Popular Equipment Package
Pkg Pkg

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

Seats - Light Gray/Gray

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CEG] Seats - Beige/Gray
N/C N/C

Seats - Beige/Gray

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CEF] Seats - Light Gray/Gray
N/C N/C

Driver Seat, 4-Way Power Adjustable

CONTAINED IN: [ADC] Popular Equipment Package
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Bucket; Passenger Seat, Folding Bucket

Std Std

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather - Light Gray/Gray

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather - Beige/Gray

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Seven Beats Speakers Subwoofer and Beats

Std Std

Audio System, Uconnect 5.0 AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

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

Std Std

Tires, P225/45R17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std

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