Volkswagen Golf vs. FIAT 500L

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Key Specs

MSRP

Kelley Blue Book
$21,685 - $25,035 (MSRP)
$20,995

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.57 / 5
7 Reviews
4.67 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
160 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI DOHC 16V 4 Cylinder Turbocharged
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
40 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
36.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.7 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
102.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
32.3 ft.

Length

Length
179.6 - 179.8 in.
167.3 in.

Width

Width
70.8 in.
69.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
3254 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
160 hp

Torque

Torque
184 - 199 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 30 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 - 25 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 34 mpg
30 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
FIAT 500L

Body Style

Body Style
4MOTION - Wagon
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon
Small Station Wagon

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
94.3 ft³.
98.8 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3053 - 3325 lbs.
3254 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 - 29 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 - 25 mpg.
22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 - 34 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EAM

Displacement

Displacement
1.8 L/110
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
1.4 L/83

Trans Type

Trans Type
5 - 6
Sequential MPI

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD, Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
DF4

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46, 3.77, 3.78, 4.46
6

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05, 2.09, 2.12, 2.51
Automatic w/OD

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27, 1.30, 1.32, 1.56
4.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86, 0.90, 0.91, 1.14
2.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66, 0.85, 0.90, 0.91
1.56

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - 0.76
1.16

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.60, 3.99, 4.55
0.85

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39, 3.87, 3.94, 4.38
0.67

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480
3.19

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.4
3.68

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
500

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
7.1

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
150

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Torsion Beam

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - P205/55HR16
Torsion Beam

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
TQR - TV6

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
TQR - TV6

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5 in.
TBC

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Compact

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
16 X 6.5 - 17 X 7 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft.
Compact in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Aluminum

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Aluminum

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Steel

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Rack-Pinion

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 in.
32.3 ft.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 - 14.5 gal.
4-Wheel

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
Yes

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
Yes

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
12 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
10.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.6 in.
13.2 gal.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in.
40.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
40 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
179.6 - 179.8 in.
57.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.8 in.
54.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.3 in.
38.7 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61 in.
36.7 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.9 in.
54.6 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 - 5.5 in.
49.4 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.5 ft³.
102.8 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
30.4 ft³.
167.3 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
30.4 ft³.
69.8 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Golf
65.7 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
59.1 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Wagon
59.4 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.8
25.9 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
22.4 ft³.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
68 ft³.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
500L

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
Compact