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2014 Fiat 500L

The saying goes that man cannot live by bread alone, and neither can automakers live by selling one car alone. This holds especially true for automakers with a budding dealer network to support, like the Fiat brand, which returned to US shores in 2011 after a 28-year absence. The company's single car to sell at the time was the Fiat 500, a cute retro rebirth of the original, iconic Cinquecento, which your toddler now calls Luigi thanks to Pixar. Since then, the new 500 has sold reasonably well here in the US, and the Fiat brand has been following the same playbook that another purveyor... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.4L I4
Power:
160 HP / 184 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed DCT
Base Price:
$24,195
As-Tested Price:
$27,445
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    Official: Fiat officially introduces seven-seat 500L Living
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    As Fiat prepares to expand the lineup of the 500 with the roomier 500L, the Italian automaker has just announced a further addition to its enlarged hatchback offering. While the standard 500L has a five-passenger seating configuration, the new 500L Living brings a third row of seats, upping capacity to seven passengers. Based on the specs Fiat released, ...

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    Official: 2014 Fiat 500L to start at $19,100*
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    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 ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Fiat 500L [w/video]
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    Practicality From The Italian Ministry of Cute As seen in the correct Italian/European light, Fiat is rightly dubbed a small car kingdom. This is not the marque's whole story, though, and it's certainly not a way Fiat appreciates being pigeonholed. But even the brand itself sort of has to admit that, in the end, without clever and right-priced smaller ...

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    Video: Is the Fiat 500L the new, smaller swagger wagon?
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    Toyota tried to make family hauler commercials cool with its "Swagger Wagon" spot for the Sienna minivan back in 2010, but now Fiat looks to have created the unrated version of Toyota's idea with a web ad for its new Fiat 500L called "The Motherhood." Trying to cater to the 500L's target demographic, no punches are pulled as this blonde British mom ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking takes the hatchback into the big leagues
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    Didn't think it was possible to pull and pry at the diminutive Fiat 500 with enough gumption to make the Italian hatchback qualify as a large car (according to the EPA, at least)? Witness the Fiat 500L Trekking, seen above. It's a full 26-inches longer than the regular 500, and it's grown six-inches taller and wider. All that stretching means there is 42 ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Fiat 500L adds size, refinement and toys to 500 lineup
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    Fiat is taking the lead from Mini and expanding its lineup of mini-me runabouts. The Italian automaker has done the 500 every which way, including convertible and performance models and now even electrified versions. Following this expansion comes the first actual growth in size; the 2014 Fiat 500L. First shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March, the ...

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    Official: 2014 Fiat 500L rounds out the model range
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    Fiat has pulled back the curtain on the North American 500L ahead of the five-door's debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show. Engineers have drawn and quartered the base 500 to create a machine that's a full 26-inches longer and six-inches taller and wider. The result is a crossover with 42-percent more interior room than its tiny three-door counterpart. Power ...

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    Report: Chrysler 200 successor to boast 38 mpg, 9-speed automatic
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the next-generation Chrysler 200 will show off a host of improvements, including a fuel economy rating of 38 miles per gallon on the highway. That's a jump of seven mpg over the current model, and much of that efficiency can be chalked up to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Expect to see the revised 200 ...

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    Report: Seven-seat Fiat 500XL leaked ahead of Paris debut
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    The Fiat 500 continues its program of aggrandizement, going from the five-seat 500L and 500X to the seven-seat 500XL – that is, if these patent drawings and snapshots from Fiat's Centro Stile are accurate pictures of the future. The 500 is 11.6 feet long, appending the L added exactly two more feet, and the XL is said to be another six inches longer ...

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    Fiat 500L to launch with world's first in-car coffee maker option [w/video]
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    Generally speaking, until we've had at least twice of the FDA's recommended daily allowance of caffeine, we aren't as observant as we need to be. For instance, when we wrote about the newly announced Fiat 500L, we were so distracted by its massive glass roof, seating for five and the potential of six engine choices we totally overlooked a small, but ...

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    Official: Pics Aplenty: More Fiat 500L images, details divulged
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    After first revealing its new baby at the Geneva Motor Show in March, Fiat has finally served up more information and images on its upcoming 500L. Spanning 13.6 feet from tip to tail, the Italian automaker says there's room for five full-grown adults inside along with room for their luggage, thanks in part to a rear bench that can slide fore and aft as ...

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    Teased: Fiat surprises journalists with 500X sneak peek
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    Fiat is aiming its 500 lineup straight at Mini with the 500L and now this Countryman rival, the 500X. To us, the vehicle shown here (reportedly shown as a teaser to a pool of assembled journalists) looks to have opaque windows which could indicate that it's a non-rolling prototype, possibly without an interior. CarsUK guesses it's based on the 500L, ...

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    Spy Shots: Fiat 500L seven-seater spotted
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    We like the small Fiat 500 a lot, but we're not so fond of the upsized version Fiat is planning. When the five-door 500L debuted at Geneva, calling it homely was being generous, indeed. We can't deny the logic in offering a more family friendly 500, however. But a size-large seven-seater? This quite literally stretches the limits of the 500's ethos. Yet ...

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    Official: Fiat turns old Yugo factory into its most advanced plant
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    Several years ago, we were surprised to discover that the Yugo was still being made. Sometimes dubbed the worst car in history, Serbian automaker Zastava continued producing the Yugo through 2008 when the last one rolled off the assembly line in Kragujevac after a twenty-year production run. That was only months after Fiat inked a deal to buy the company ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Fiat 500L is one homely Cinquecento [w/video]
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    The Fiat 500 wins hearts and wallets by trading in large measure on its unassailable cuteness and compact dimensions. But that's not enough for Sergio Marchionne and Company, who are looking to broaden the range's appeal with this new 500L. Certainly, it's bigger by nearly every measure, but after having clapped eyes on this thing in person at the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #268
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    Superbowl commercials, Fiat 500L preview, Honda loses Civic Hybrid lawsuit, driverless LeMons cars Episode #268 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, and Zach. Topics include our favorite automotive Superbowl commercials, the pre-Geneva preview of the Fiat 500L, Honda losing a small-claims lawsuit over Civic Hybrid fuel economy numbers, and ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #268 LIVE
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    We record Episode #268 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop us your questions via our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening. Subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so, and if you want to take it all in live, tune in to ...

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    Official: Fiat 500L previewed ahead of Geneva Motor Show
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    Fiat has finally tipped its hand on the 500L. After months of watching painful renderings of the five-door hatchback float to the surface, the company has dished a few official details ahead of the vehicle's debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. The 500L is 162.9 inches long, a smidge over 70 inches wide and 65.3 inches tall. Fiat says the ...

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    Report: Fiat dishes up more information on 500L five-door
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    Fiat has served up a few more tidbits on the upcoming 500L five-door expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March. According to Automotive News, the vehicle will feature a taller roof than the thee-door Fiat 500, and while the two sill share a front fascia, the larger vehicle will ride on a widened version of the same chassis that underpins the ...

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