2017 FIAT 500L

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Key Specs

of the 2017 FIAT 500L. Base trim shown.

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

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Versatile cargo area
  • Ride quality
  • Highway composure

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2017 FIAT 500L

  • Six-speed automatic transmission now standard
  • Five-seat four-door hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Front-wheel drive
  • BeatsAudio premium stereo available

2017 FIAT 500L Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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 2017
Fiat has simplified the 500L lineup to three models: Pop, Trekking and Lounge. A six-speed automatic transmission is now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power, heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 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-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • BeatsAudio premium stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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 2017
Fiat has simplified the 500L lineup to three models: Pop, Trekking and Lounge. A six-speed automatic transmission is now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Power, heated side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • 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-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • BeatsAudio premium stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Backup camera

Latest 2017 500L Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

My Dream come true

by new fiat lover from Dundalk,md on August 26, 2018

has all the perks at an affordable rate . not a gas guzzler. bigger than what you think.. slick design. its the car that no one expects it to be. Great .perfect. Read full review

(1.0)

Worst vehicle I have ever owned.

by Destiny Stinson from Fort Wayne, Indiana on July 1, 2018

It sucks. My air conditioner has been broke for 5 months now and they can?t seem to fix the issue. The air bag light keeps popping on and off and they couldn't figure out why. The ride is so rough ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 FIAT 500L currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 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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