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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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    Fiat 500L
    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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