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2016 FIAT 500L

$13,380 — $17,720 USED
Hatchback
5 Seats
25-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.7) 3 reviews

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
2016 FIAT 500L exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 FIAT 500L
  • Five-seat four-door hatchback
  • Manual, dual-clutch or conventional automatic transmission
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Front-wheel drive

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

With four doors and seating for five, the 500L is a significantly larger vehicle than the two-door Fiat 500 and is comparable to the Mini Countryman. It also competes with Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport and Volkswagen's Tiguan as well as compact hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The 500L comes with front-wheel drive, but its platform is the basis for the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade subcompact SUVs, which are available with all-wheel drive.
New for 2016
An appearance package that includes a red roof and side mirror caps is available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Power, heated side mirrors
  • 60/40-split fold-and-tumble backseat
  • Air conditioning
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 5-inch touch-screen and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Cruise control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Dual-panel sunroof
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • BeatsAudio premium stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
Vehicle Overview

With four doors and seating for five, the 500L is a significantly larger vehicle than the two-door Fiat 500 and is comparable to the Mini Countryman. It also competes with Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport and Volkswagen's Tiguan as well as compact hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The 500L comes with front-wheel drive, but its platform is the basis for the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade subcompact SUVs, which are available with all-wheel drive.
New for 2016
An appearance package that includes a red roof and side mirror caps is available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Power, heated side mirrors
  • 60/40-split fold-and-tumble backseat
  • Air conditioning
  • Uconnect multimedia system with 5-inch touch-screen and Bluetooth streaming audio
  • Cruise control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Dual-panel sunroof
  • Leather seats
  • Heated front seats
  • BeatsAudio premium stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.7)
(5.0)

I test drive a fiat

by Minigrl from Tampa Florida on August 25, 2018

My husband and I are looking to buy a 3 car to take on trips and to drive long distance for work. This is a comfortable car for the ride ,gas prices much cheaper and good for the whole price point. Read full review

(4.0)

XXL choice

by Apek from Poland on May 25, 2017

perfect for commuting, shopping and hanging around your home, not recommened for large families, no boot at the end of the day Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 FIAT 500L currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 FIAT 500L has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs 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

    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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker