Like Mini before it, Fiat has produced a larger version of its initial tiny car, the 500. But rather than stretch the little 500 as Mini did with its Cooper, resulting in the Clubman, Fiat has jumped right into the subcompact-SUV class alongside the recently released Mini Countryman. The 500L is actually more than 5 inches longer and about 4 inches taller than the Countryman.
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If you like the looks of the 500, you’ll probably like the 500L, too. If you don’t like the 500, well, you certainly won’t like the L, because there’s more of it.