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2015 FIAT 500L

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EngineEngine 1.4LI-4
MPGMPG 25 City / 33 Hwy
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2015 500L Overview

Turning The World's Largest Fiat Into A Larger Three-Row MPV We've explored every offering of the Fiat 500 family meant for the United States, plus all of the Abarth variations. But the 500 now also comes super-sized; we recently attended a drive of the larger 2014 Fiat 500L people-mover and its Trekking edition, and found them both to be generally enjoyable. We Americans, however, are suckers for anything that comes in an even bigger size than Large, so witness this Fiat 500L Living, which will be landing on our shores sometime in late 2014. The essential benefit here is that this 500L is bigger (i.e. longer) by 8.3 inches, thereby adding cargo space and, to our eyes, filling out the natural profile of the slightly scrunched design of the standard 500L. You can maximize your 500L Living cargo space to 59.7 cubic feet by knocking down all the seats, or you can opt for the "+2" seating arrangement that sacrifices 3.5 cubic feet of volume for a tantalizing third row of chairs that seems to turn some consumers into dogs of Pavlov, no matter the degree of usefulness of said added row. Our tester for this drive day around a quaint region of northern Italy came equipped with everything possible on Fiat's top Lounge trim options list, meaning we did indeed get to try out that third row of seats. Loaded thusly, a 500L Living should be buyable for around $28,000, but we would also opt for the nearly five-foot-long, $950 panoramic glass roof and just remember not to park under any trees to avoid tempting the winged bird-poo squadrons. Loaded thusly, a 500L Living should be buyable for around $28,000. This was a European-spec 500L Living, of course, so the baseball-sized shifter knob for the six-speed manual transmission was collaborating with a much lauded 1.6-liter turbo-diesel inline four-cylinder engine huffing out 103 horsepower and a healthy 236 pound-feet of torque. We spent the day hauling around a crew of two and some small camera gear, so we don't yet have a good idea as to how this package will behave with five or more people aboard, and maybe with 100 pounds of stuff. We were curious, though, since the low-revving and quick rev-drop quality of a small diesel motor between gears requires much getting used to when there are heavier loads combined with steep ups and downs in the road. Naturally, the 500L Living we'll be getting Stateside will have a six-speed twin-clutch transmission as standard equipment, mated to the North American 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder gas engine. Apples and oranges weighed equally, it'll cost about the same as this one tested. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170{width:628px;height:443px;display:block;} The 500L Living is the world's smallest seven-passenger vehicle. At 175.4 inches long – a little less than a Honda CR-V – the 500L Living is the world's smallest seven-passenger vehicle. This can certainly be seen as something of a plus, but those two pop-up seats are extremely limited in their …
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2015 500L Overview

Turning The World's Largest Fiat Into A Larger Three-Row MPV We've explored every offering of the Fiat 500 family meant for the United States, plus all of the Abarth variations. But the 500 now also comes super-sized; we recently attended a drive of the larger 2014 Fiat 500L people-mover and its Trekking edition, and found them both to be generally enjoyable. We Americans, however, are suckers for anything that comes in an even bigger size than Large, so witness this Fiat 500L Living, which will be landing on our shores sometime in late 2014. The essential benefit here is that this 500L is bigger (i.e. longer) by 8.3 inches, thereby adding cargo space and, to our eyes, filling out the natural profile of the slightly scrunched design of the standard 500L. You can maximize your 500L Living cargo space to 59.7 cubic feet by knocking down all the seats, or you can opt for the "+2" seating arrangement that sacrifices 3.5 cubic feet of volume for a tantalizing third row of chairs that seems to turn some consumers into dogs of Pavlov, no matter the degree of usefulness of said added row. Our tester for this drive day around a quaint region of northern Italy came equipped with everything possible on Fiat's top Lounge trim options list, meaning we did indeed get to try out that third row of seats. Loaded thusly, a 500L Living should be buyable for around $28,000, but we would also opt for the nearly five-foot-long, $950 panoramic glass roof and just remember not to park under any trees to avoid tempting the winged bird-poo squadrons. Loaded thusly, a 500L Living should be buyable for around $28,000. This was a European-spec 500L Living, of course, so the baseball-sized shifter knob for the six-speed manual transmission was collaborating with a much lauded 1.6-liter turbo-diesel inline four-cylinder engine huffing out 103 horsepower and a healthy 236 pound-feet of torque. We spent the day hauling around a crew of two and some small camera gear, so we don't yet have a good idea as to how this package will behave with five or more people aboard, and maybe with 100 pounds of stuff. We were curious, though, since the low-revving and quick rev-drop quality of a small diesel motor between gears requires much getting used to when there are heavier loads combined with steep ups and downs in the road. Naturally, the 500L Living we'll be getting Stateside will have a six-speed twin-clutch transmission as standard equipment, mated to the North American 160-hp, 1.4-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder gas engine. Apples and oranges weighed equally, it'll cost about the same as this one tested. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-978170{width:628px;height:443px;display:block;} The 500L Living is the world's smallest seven-passenger vehicle. At 175.4 inches long – a little less than a Honda CR-V – the 500L Living is the world's smallest seven-passenger vehicle. This can certainly be seen as something of a plus, but those two pop-up seats are extremely limited in their …Hide Full Review