2014 FIAT 500L Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,375 - $12,023
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
160
Seats
5

How 2014 FIAT 500L Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.2 Overall Score
Performance 3.1Comfort 3.5Styling 2.9Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

Admirers of Fiat's 500 who just couldn't make the small car fit into their lifestyle can finally rejoice with the all-new 500L. With four doors and room for five passengers, the 500L is small yet roomy, thanks to a hatchback design and flexible interior seating.

FIAT 500L Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Pop $8,375 - $10,088
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Steel
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Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5, 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.25
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Love my fiat 500l best car I ever had.

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I love my fiat 500l, it is a four sedan. It is a small car, great on gas (I get 22 mpg), and I drive pretty fast. My car has navigation, heat seats, ac, AUX plugs, hands free phone hook up, usb cord hook up, etc. The car is great for anyone ( from a first time driver to your most experienced driver. My car does both manual and stick shift. It has cameras which makes it easy to reverse. A give the makers of this car five stars.

Erica M
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Fiat 500l is a big "small car".

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Plenty of room, even for tall husband. Lots of cargo space, back seats flip down, front passenger flips down also. Rides higher off ground. Looks good. Room for 5, with plenty of legroom in back. Mileage is decent. Love that it has Bluetooth and GPS built in. Power steering and power windows. Defrost functions quickly and well. Handles well enough in snow with snow tires.

Linda G
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Unique. Different looking and much bigger interior than one would think.

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I really like the uniqueness of my fiat, but 2014 has a dual clutch system which I was not informed about when I bought it. If it is not driven Accordingly for a dual clutch, the clutch system can overhead in stop and go situations. They changed the transmission the next year. Otherwise, I love my car and it is done well for me. It is the perfect size.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,375 - $10,088
$9,493 - $11,492

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
160 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo
1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Optional

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Not Available
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.3 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 (in.)
40.2 - 40.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.2 (in.)
35.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.3 (in.)
38.3 - 39.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Optional
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
102.8 (in.)
102.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.3 (ft.)
32.3 (ft.)

Length

Length
166.5 (in.)
166.5 (in.)

Width

Width
69.8 (in.)
69.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3203 - 3252 (.lbs)
3203 - 3252 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
160 (hp)
160 (hp)

Torque

Torque
184 (ft. lbs.)
184 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
33 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Good
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Marginal
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Poor

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors *
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Power Train > Automatic Transmission Mar 3, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 3, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V103000
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured April 5, 2013, through January 22, 2014. In certain temperatures, moving the transmission shift lever may have a delayed effect or no effect on selecting a transmission gear.
Consequence:
If there is no effect, the vehicle might not shift out of the Park position. If there is a delayed effect, the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter module or update the shifter software, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 31, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number associated with this recall is P06.
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Power Train > Automatic Transmission > Control Module (tcm, Pcm) Mar 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V192000
Summary:
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2014 Fiat 500L vehicles. The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) software calibration maybe incorrect, limiting the engine to idle speed and torque even when accelerator pedal is fully pressed.
Consequence:
If the vehicle does not accelerate as expected, there may be an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will update the PCM software, free of charge. The recall began April 13, 2017. Owners may the Fiat Information Center at 1-888-242-6342. Chrysler's number for this recall is T19.
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Air Bags > Knee Bolster Aug 5, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 5, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V481000
Summary:
Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L vehicles manufactured March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014. Irregularities in the folding process during assembly of the driver's knee airbag may result in its improper deployment. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence:
If the knee airbag air bag does not deploy properly during a crash, there is an increased risk of driver injury.
Remedy:
Chrysler will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's knee air bag, free of charge. The recall began on September 26, 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P42.

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