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2016 FIAT 500 vs. 2015 FIAT 500L Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the FIAT 500, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500, drivers may find the FIAT 500L a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the FIAT 500L you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the FIAT 500L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500 and the FIAT 500L have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500 is much slimmer than the FIAT 500L, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the FIAT 500L.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the FIAT 500 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the FIAT 500L.

Handling
The FIAT 500 has a smaller turning radius than the FIAT 500L, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500 has less horsepower than the FIAT 500L, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The FIAT 500 has less seating than the FIAT 500L, making the FIAT 500L the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 500 has significantly less cargo room than the FIAT 500L, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The FIAT 500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the FIAT 500L.

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2016 FIAT
500

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MSRP*: $16,995 - $22,575
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2015 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,345 - $24,695
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City MPG: 28 - 31 22 - 25
Highway MPG: 34 - 40 30 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Invoice*: $16,765 - $21,983 $19,282 - $23,995

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