2015 FIAT 500L

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Key Specs

of the 2015 FIAT 500L. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-28 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Versatile cargo area
  • Ride quality
  • Highway composure
  • Dual-clutch transmission's operation

The Bad

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Steering and handling
  • Mixed cabin materials
  • Sloppy manual transmission

Notable Features of the 2015 FIAT 500L

  • New conventional automatic transmission available
  • Five-seat four-door hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Front-wheel drive

2015 FIAT 500L Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

More than an extended Fiat 500, the 500L is a significantly larger vehicle, comparable to the Mini Countryman. It also competes with the likes of Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport and Volkswagen's Tiguan as well as compact hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The 500L offers front-wheel drive and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
New for 2015
A conventional six-speed automatic transmission is optional for Easy and Trekking trim levels and standard for the Lounge model.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 16-inch steel wheels; 16- or 17-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Split A-pillar design
  • Chrome door handles
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Liftgate spoiler
  • Available dual-panel moonroof
  • Trekking trim level has flared wheel arches and unique front and rear styling

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available heated front seats
  • 60/40-split fold-and-tumble backseat
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic air conditioning available
  • Touch-screen CD stereo
  • Multifunction steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Low cargo floor
  • Available Beats Audio premium stereo
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed dual-clutch automatic (Pop trim level)
  • Available six-speed automatic (Easy, Trekking and Lounge trim levels)
  • Front-wheel dr...
Vehicle Overview

More than an extended Fiat 500, the 500L is a significantly larger vehicle, comparable to the Mini Countryman. It also competes with the likes of Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport and Volkswagen's Tiguan as well as compact hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The 500L offers front-wheel drive and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions.
New for 2015
A conventional six-speed automatic transmission is optional for Easy and Trekking trim levels and standard for the Lounge model.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 16-inch steel wheels; 16- or 17-inch aluminum wheels available
  • Split A-pillar design
  • Chrome door handles
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Liftgate spoiler
  • Available dual-panel moonroof
  • Trekking trim level has flared wheel arches and unique front and rear styling

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; leather available
  • Available heated front seats
  • 60/40-split fold-and-tumble backseat
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic air conditioning available
  • Touch-screen CD stereo
  • Multifunction steering wheel with audio and cruise controls
  • Low cargo floor
  • Available Beats Audio premium stereo
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed dual-clutch automatic (Pop trim level)
  • Available six-speed automatic (Easy, Trekking and Lounge trim levels)
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Seven airbags
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

 


Latest 2015 500L Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

One owner great car

by MShipman from Kennesaw GA on May 12, 2018

Great gas mileage and beautiful car. Excellent Condition and Garage Kept. One Owner and car is loaded. No Scratches or Dings Drives and Runs Great Read full review

(5.0)

Fast, Reliable, loaded with options FUN

by AnneP from RenoNV on March 21, 2018

I LOVE this car...with turbo engine it is a fun drive and with loaded options a very safe reliable car. Very efficient and dependable I’d buy it again! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 FIAT 500L currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 FIAT 500L has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by FIAT
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/80,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 500L received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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