We've already driven the decidedly weird-looking 500L in its European-spec form, and now the folks at Fiat have just released US-specific pricing, which means that our US media drive is coming up soon. If you want to get your hands on the biggest of the little Fiats, you'll need at least $19,100 (*plus $800 for destination).

That base price gets you the 500L Pop spec, powered by a 160-horsepower, 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine (the only powerplant on offer), mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This base model comes equipped with 16-inch chrome-plated wheel covers (sexy!) and the usual list of standard features that pretty much every new car comes with. (You know, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, etc.) Next up in the range is the 500L Easy, which adds aluminum wheels, tinted rear glass, body-colored mirror caps, uplevel seat fabric and a premium audio system. The price of entry for this better-equipped model is $20,195.

Things start to get more interesting from there, with the rugged-ish 500L Trekking coming in at $21,195. Visually, the Trekking is set apart by its two-piece front and rear fascias with graphite inserts, fog lamps and 17-inch wheels. Finally, the range-topping 500L Lounge adds a dual-clutch six-speed transmission, unique 16-inch wheels, chrome exterior accents, heated leather seats, and more. That top-trim 500L starts at $24,195, and the Lounge, Trekking and Easy models are available with a no-cost Premier Package that includes goodies like rear park assist and a 6.5-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment interface. Be warned, though, this no-cost option will only be available during the first year of production.

The 500L's closest competitor, the Mini Countryman, is pricier, starting at $22,000 for the base Cooper model with front-wheel drive, but keep in mind that Mini offers two higher-output turbocharged engines, as well as All4 all-wheel drive on the Cooper S and John Cooper Works models. Scroll down for the full press blast with even more details.
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ALL-NEW 2014 FIAT 500L EXPANDS THE FIAT BRAND'S PRODUCT LINEUP AND ITS COMMITMENT TO INNOVATIVE AND VALUE-LOADED CARS

- All-new 2014 Fiat 500L arrives to FIAT studios this June with a starting price of $19,100 and four value-loaded models

- No-charge Premier Package on 500L Easy, Trekking and Lounge models

- All-new Fiat 500L expands the appeal of the iconic 500, while adding two more doors, accommodations for five passengers, best-in-class interior volume (120.1 cu. ft.) and advanced European technology

May 24, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Expanding on the style, efficiency and driving enjoyment that has made the Fiat 500 an icon for nearly 57 years, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L expands the Cinquecento's appeal by offering 42 percent extra interior space with comfortable seating for five, engaging driving dynamics and a 160-horsepower 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with two fuel-saving, six-speed transmissions. All this comfort and technology is wrapped in contemporary Italian design with a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,100 (plus $800 destination).

"The all-new Fiat 500L expands the reach of the FIAT brand in North America, appealing to customers who like the contemporary Italian style of the Fiat 500 but need more space and functionality to match their lifestyle needs," said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America, Chrysler Group LLC. "The Fiat 500L offers the whole package, with best-in-class interior space, class-leading horsepower, exclusive technology features and the style that only Italians can create."

Value-loaded Models

Leveraging the style, technology, efficiency and convenience features that made the modern Fiat 500 an international success, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L builds upon these attributes through four exciting models.

Fiat 500L Pop

Designed for customers who want Italian style, versatility, efficiency and personalization options, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L Pop includes a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with six-speed manual transmission, premium Koni frequency selective damping (FSD) front struts and rear shock absorbers, bi-halogen headlamps with daytime running lamps, 16-inch chrome-accented wheel covers, all-season tires, stainless-steel exhaust tip, black exterior mirrors with driver- and passenger-side spotter mirrors; heat, air conditioning, power lock and windows with one-touch up/down, cruise control, body-color instrument panel, six speakers, Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with trip computer, miles-to-empty, average fuel economy and tire-pressure monitoring (TPM) display; steering wheel controls, six-way cloth seats with driver and front-passenger height adjust, 60/40 split-fold rear seatbacks with segment-exclusive fore-aft adjustment, recline and tumble/slide feature; tilt and telescoping steering column, 12-volt console and auxiliary power outlets, multi-position cargo area trunk panel, cap-less fuel-filler door, floor mats, interior observation mirror and dual sun visors with vanity mirrors.

In addition, the Fiat 500L Pop includes the innovative Uconnect 5.0 with its 5-inch touchscreen display, radio voice commands, handsfree phone, Bluetooth-audio streaming, text message reader, personalization settings and media hub (USB and auxiliary ports) for seamless integration of portable devices. Safety features include seven standard air bags, reactive front head restraints, vehicle theft security alarm, child seat anchor system and electronic stability control (ESC) with Hill-start Assist.

The 2014 Fiat 500L Pop model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $19,100 (plus $800 destination charge).

Fiat 500L Easy

Providing customers with versatility and efficiency and even more style and comfort features, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L Easy takes the Fiat 500L Pop model and adds standard 16-inch aluminum wheels, deep-tint rear glass, body-color exterior mirror caps, front-seat center console with armrest, leather-wrapped square-in-circle designed steering wheel, premium leather-wrapped shift knob with chrome accent, vinyl-wrapped instrument panel available in three colors, unique cloth seat fabric and six-speaker FIAT premium audio system with 520-watt amplifier.

The 2014 Fiat 500L Easy model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $20,195 (plus $800 destination charge).

Fiat 500L Trekking

For customers who want the perfect blend of rugged styling and versatility to match their active lifestyle, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking adds to the Fiat 500L Easy model with aggressively designed two-piece front and rear fascias with Grigio Chiaro (graphite) inserts, fog lamps, satin-finished "whiskers," door handles and unique lower front- and rear-fascia accents, Grigio Chiaro wheel arch and body-side sill moldings, Grigio Chiaro recessed license plate area and lower left- and right-side reflector surrounds, and larger 17 x 7-inch aluminum wheels with wider 225/45R17 all-season tires. Inside, the Fiat 500L Trekking features a painted instrument panel bezel and a unique two-tone Nero/Marrone (black/brown) interior environment that carries through on its leather-wrapped steering wheel, door and door-panel armrest bolsters, low-back bucket premium cloth seats and floor mats.

The 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $21,195 (plus $800 destination charge).

Fiat 500L Lounge

Tailored for individuals who want their all-new Fiat 500L to reflect their stylish lifestyle and need for premium appointments and convenience technologies, the all-new 2014 Fiat 500L Lounge model adds on to the Fiat 500L Easy model with an innovative Euro Twin Clutch six-speed transmission, 16-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, chrome body-side moldings and mirror caps, dual sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors, premium vinyl-wrapped instrument panel available in two colors, premium heated leather front seats with power four-way adjust, two-way power driver's side lumbar, 60/40 split-fold rear seatbacks with segment-exclusive fore-aft adjustment, recline and tumble feature; integrated armrest with cup holders, automatic dual-zone climate control and auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass.

The 2014 Fiat 500L Lounge model has a starting U.S. MSRP of $24,195 (plus $800 destination charge).

Premier Packages Include No-charge Technology Features and More than $1,700 of Added Value

During the first year of Fiat 500L production, a no-charge Premier Package will be included with Easy, Trekking and Lounge models. This limited-time launch package will include ParkSense rear-park assist, ParkView rear back-up camera and Uconnect 6.5 with a larger 6.5-inch touchscreen and navigation. The Uconnect 6.5 features voice operation of navigation, AM/FM and mobile phones; handsfree phone and Bluetooth-streaming audio, text message reader, personalization settings, premium media hub with SD card reader, auxiliary jack and USB inputs.

For customers that want even more technology on the Fiat 500L Easy and Trekking models, the Premier Package +Beats/SiriusXM is available and adds SiriusXM and Beats Audio studio-quality sound system with six premium speakers, 6.5-inch dual-voice coil (DVC) subwoofer with trunk-mounted enclosure and eight-channel amplifier with Beats Audio digital sound processing (DSP) algorithm.


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      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      They should have named it 600 so that its clear to the public that now Fiat has two models.
        wrxfrk16
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
        Yeah, they brought the 500 nameplate back why not revive the 600. It too was the upsized cinquecento of its day. Here's hoping we get a new Abarth 1000 version soon...
          Teleny411
          • 1 Year Ago
          @wrxfrk16
          Lol. I read awhile back that Fiat was going to revive the original 500, the Topolino. If they did a retro take like Nissan Figaro or Morganish, I'd have to break my bob and buy one new!
      Paul B
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why this and not the Panda? The Panda has style and personality, this thing is just funny-looking.
      lasertekk
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is geared for a family car, isnt it?
      alanmichaelfrey
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow my first fiat was aan fiat 850 racer 1970 I bought it brand new and the cost was 2700.00 the gas tank was 6 gal it was a two seater and a hard top loved it
      gary
      • 1 Year Ago
      And why, exactly, would I pay ~$4000 more for this car than a Honda Fit?
        dan1malk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gary
        If you have to ask, then you are not nearly interesting enough for this Italian anyway.
        Quen47
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gary
        It is bigger and faster?
          Quen47
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Quen47
          At just a tick over 3000 lbs with 160 hp the 500L has a much better power/weight ratio than the Fit (2577 lbs 117 hp). It is going to be significantly quicker, probably well under 8 seconds 0-60 with the manual (A 200 lb heavier Dodge Dart with the same engine/transmission does it in 8.2 seconds). A Fit manual takes 8.5 seconds, which is resectable but achieving that requires short gearing that causes it to scream on the highway (and the difference will likely be magnified as automatics- Fit automatics are MUCH slower because of the 5 speed torque-converter transmission. The 500L has a 6-speed dual clutch). The 500L should be a much more comfortable cruiser with more in-gear power.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gary
        And why, exactly, would I pay any money for a Honda Fit?
          Dayv
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          It's quite decent for an economy hatchback, has tons of usable space inside, seats adults quite well in the back, even taller ones, and handles rather well. That said... it's slow, most of its competitors get better mileage, the interior materials are noticeably cheap with particularly difficult fabric to keep clean, seats can be uncomfortable for long drives, and the transmission badly needs a sixth gear. Perhaps Honda will address a lot of these factors in the coming refresh, but I'm not particularly confident in their judgment. They'll probably make it a little bigger and porkier, add 10 HP and 2 mpg, and call it a day.
      johnbravo6
      • 1 Year Ago
      Flop.
      T.rack
      • 1 Year Ago
      I saw it at the LA auto show...In person, I really liked it...so did my wife....I know what your thinking, ...and I'm a guy...a manly man guy too...who is married...to a woman..no, really!
      Shane
      • 1 Year Ago
      It'd be more dignified to spend $20k on junk food and gain 300 lbs.
      MAX
      • 1 Year Ago
      This new 4 door will blast Fiat sales past Mini and Scion.
      Fazzster
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not one of the haters have seen one or driven one yet they have such harsh criticism.
        Pat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fazzster
        That's what haters do!
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Fazzster
        It wouldn't really be 'hate' if it were justified with real evidence.
      MacProMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      ugly and cheap, a Kia or Ford would be a better buy... can\'t star crash rating coming right up like the 500: http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2011/12/fiat-500-gets-three-star-crash-test-rating-lowest-of-all-new-cars.html http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/01/31/study-names-fiat-500-worst-car-for-passenger-injuries/
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      As I stated before this is not a viable alterantive to the Countryman nor is any Fiat to a Mini. It's been analyzed that Mini owners typically have very above average annual incomes. New Mini owners aren't typically hurting for money and nicely or fully loaded models are quite affordable for its customer base. I would say that a Fiat 500L may be a car of choice for a used Mini buyer since you can get more features in what would be considered "options" in a used Mini from a new 500L. ( you wont get any "S" model speed though...)
        wrxfrk16
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        Or, you could have a competitive car for thousands less. They can charge thirty grand plus for half the Mini's on sale it doesn't make them worth it. It just means there are people willing to pay it.
        lasertekk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        It has been analyzed that most people would pick the panache of an Italian car, over a rehashed ex-British, now pseudo-German 'vehicle'.
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