New Fiat 500L Range

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500L Urban Look​ 

Updates include:

  • ​New design and new interior
  • New chrome detailing
  • New LED daytime running lights
  • New alloy wheels
  • New colour TFT display cluster

500L Cross Look - from £17,910

Updates include:

  • New mode selector
  • New details with matt black finish
  • New LED Daytime Running Lights
  • New alloy wheels with M+S tyres
  • New Uconnect™ 7” HD LIVE touchscreen system
  • Apple CarPlay integrated
  • Android Auto™ compatible
  • New colour TFT cluster display

New 500L 120th - From £18,210

To celebrate Fiat’s 120th anniversary, there is the release of the Fiat 500L 120th, With up to 6 months on Apple Music​*

The New Fiat 500L range features a new instrument panel that houses a new infotainment system including a Uconnect™ 7” HD LIVE touchscreen system with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay integration. TomTom navigation is a feature of the new Uconnect™ 7” HD LIVE touchscreen and it allows you to navigate with ease with the ability to pinch and zoom in on locations for optimal map viewing.

The new steering wheel comes with integrated controls that can be used to manage all of the radio and instrument panel functions including taking and making calls.

The spacious cabin is both comfortable and elegant offering 3.17 cubic metres of living space with fine interior detailing. The new Fiat 500L range ensures you can make yourself comfortable on every journey. If you're looking for suitable boot space, the 500L can offer you 455 litres of load space that can be extended to 1,480 with the back seats down.


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Boot Capacity 1,480 litres
Steering Wheel Integrated Controls
Tech Uconnect LIVE

Road Test Review: Fiat 500L

Should I buy a Fiat 500L?

The super-stylish Fiat 500 has a big brother, the 500L; should you put it on your list for consideration?

  • Extremely versatile
  • Excellent value for money
  • Very spacious mini-MPV
  • Very well spec'd even in the base model
  • Comfortable for backseat passengers

What is the Fiat 500L?

It’s the biggest member of Fiat’s 500 brand, the 500L is aimed at buyers who like the cutesy style and Italian flair of the 500 city car – but can’t cope with its tiny boot, three-door body and barely-there rear seat.

Despite the modern image, it’s a member of a class that’s diminishing in popularity – the mini-MPV. To combat this frumpy association, Fiat’s heavily pushing the connection with both the super-stylish 500 and the more rugged 500X – turning the 500L into a ‘crossover-crossover’ of sorts.

Fiat 500L in the woods

What’s new in the Fiat 500L?

Fiat has made many minor tweaks on the outside of the car, but fundamentally little has changed from the car’s previous iterations – in Urban trim, at least. Go for a more rugged Cross model though, and you’ll get new satin chrome scuff plates front and rear, a grille motif pinched from the 500X, and black plastic cladding on the wheel arches.

Inside, there’ve been bigger changes. There’s a new steering wheel inspired by the 124 Spider, updated dials with a larger colour screen in the middle and a larger 7-inch Uconnect touchscreen.

Responding to feedback about the previous model’s ergonomics, Fiat has raised the gearshift so it’s easier to reach and adjusted the climate control dials so they’re more visible. It’s also replaced the ‘computer-mouse’ handbrake of the old car with a conventional item.

Finally, the ‘MPW’ variant, which adds a bigger boot and two optional rear seats, has been renamed ‘Wagon’.

What’s under the bonnet on the Fiat 500L?

It used to be possible to spec the 500L with a two-cylinder TwinAir petrol engine, but Fiat’s simplified the range. Now, there’s a choice of just four – two 1.4-litre petrols and 1.3 or 1.6-litre diesels.

The lower-powered 1.4 petrol and 1.3 diesel make do with 95bhp – though if you plan on using the car’s capacious load capacity to its fullest, you’d be better off with the 1.6-diesel or higher-powered 1.4 petrol, both with 120bhp. None of the engines feel fast, though.

The diesel’s superior pulling power makes it the engine of choice for families. It’s also very efficient, with claimed economy of 67.8mpg even in its higher-powered tune. It’s noisy, though, and feels old-fashioned thanks to a lumpy power delivery and decidedly agricultural note.

For refinement, you’re better off with the petrol engine – though with economy of just 42.8mpg, you’ll pay the price at the pumps.

It’s also worth noting that if you want an automatic gearbox, you’re limited to just the 1.3-litre diesel, which is matched to either a five-speed manual or five-speed ‘Easytronic’ automatic. The rest of the cars get six-speed manuals as standard. Fiat’s raised the gearbox to bring the shifter closer to hand in a bid to improve ergonomics.

Fiat 500l on the road.

How does the Fiat 500L look?

Fiat has done its best to translate the 500’s quirky styling onto the 500L, and it’s succeeded. It’s very definitely a member of the 500 family, with the chromed ‘moustache’ and big, rounded headlights.

There are two ‘flavours’ of 500L – Urban and Cross. Each takes inspiration from different ends of the 500 range. The Urban matches up with the 500 hatch – featuring copious amounts of chrome and body-coloured mouldings.

The Cross joins the 500X at the rugged end. Shiny chrome has been given a dark satin finish and there are black plastic mouldings around the wheel arches, to give better protection against shopping trolleys in supermarket car parks.

Cross models also gain distinctive skid plates front and rear and a rectangular motif in the front grille.

Fiat 500L grille

What’s it the Fiat 500L like inside?

The 500L’s interior could do with a little more colour, though when fitted with the panoramic glass roof it does lighten the interior considerably.

The facelift has improved the touch points – the steering wheel and gearshift both feel great and though the slightly boxy shape may look a little dumpy from the outside, it pays dividends when it comes to interior space.

The 500L offers far more passenger and luggage room than any similarly-sized ‘family’ crossover, along with a healthy chunk of versatility. The rear seats are capacious, and can be slid backwards and forwards to maximize boot space or leg room as you see fit. They can also fold flat or tumble forward, making the load space impressively versatile – aided by a big boot opening and square shape.

Passengers will also enjoy the view out. Visibility is excellent, with an enormous panoramic windscreen and massive front quarterlights. The windowline also stays low, rather than ‘kicking up’ at the rear of the vehicle – improving the view for kids and hopefully reducing car sickness..

Fiat 500L boot

What’s the Fiat 500L spec like?

For the price, the 500L actually comes very well-equipped. Urban models are available in Pop Star or Lounge trims, and all come with air conditioning, cruise control, electric mirrors, USB, Bluetooth and aux-in for the stereo, LED running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels. Lounge adds dual-zone climate control, a panoramic glass roof, foglights, DAB, rear parking sensors and a height adjustable load floor.

Cross models get a couple of off-road-biased extras. Traction+ is no substitute for a full four-wheel-drive system, but should help on a muddy track or wet field. It shunts the power to whichever front wheel has the most grip. There’s also the brilliantly named Gravity Control, which is Fiat slang for hill descent control.

Even base-spec cars get a Uconnect touchscreen.

Value is a trump card, though, as the 500L’s price list doesn’t look too different to that of many superminis. A basic Pop Star with the 95bhp petrol engine comes in at £16,195, while even a top-spec diesel Lounge Wagon is only £22,320.

Fiat 500L touchscreen

Verdict

The 500L remains a quirky and eye-catching way to move your family about, with a very practical interior that puts many a similarly-sized SUV to shame. The FIAT 500 is a hard act to follow and it does lack the charm of its smaller sibling; that said, young families after a stylish family bus will find the 500L an appealing, value for money choice over a crossover.


Fiat 500L – The Knowledge

Model: Fiat 500L

Price as tested: £20,820

Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel

Power (bhp): 118

Torque (Nm): 320

Max speed (mph): 117

0-60mph: 10.5 seconds

MPG (combined): 67.3

Emissions (g/km): 112

* UconnectTM LIVE services and TomTom LIVE services, where available, require a data enabled smartphone to use. Images are for illustrative purposes only. Features shown can be standard or optional depending on the model. Please refer to your local Fiat dealership for actual specifications. 3 year warranty consists of a 36 months' unlimited mileage warranty (incl. 24 months' Pan European warranty) which guarantees your vehicle against defective manufacturing faults for 36 months from first registration. This excludes wear-and-tear items. Retail sales only. T&C's apply. Warranty subject to exclusions. See fiat.co.uk for full details.

Fuel consumption figures for the Fiat 500L range in mpg (l/100km): Urban 34 (8.3) – 34.9 (8.1); Extra Urban 34.1 (6.4) – 46.3 (6.1); Combined 39.8 (7.1) – 40.9 (6.9). CO₂ emissions 156 – 161 g/km. Fuel consumption and CO₂ values are obtained for comparative purposes and may not be representative of real life driving conditions. Factors such as driving style, optional wheels, weather and road conditions may also have a significant effect on fuel consumption. CO2and fuel consumption values are determined on the basis of the measurement/correlation method referring to the NEDC cycle as per Regulation (EU) 2017/1153.

*Offer available on the new Fiat 500L S-Design ordered between 01/07/19 and 30/09/19 and registered by 31/12/19. 37 month term. Minimum £3,579 customer deposit required. Model shown is Fiat 500L 1.4 95hp S-Design with options (Donatello Bronze Matt paint with black roof) increasing the customer deposit to £4,579. Fiat Deposit Contribution only available in conjunction with Fiat i-Deal PCP. £7,857 optional final payment. With Fiat i-Deal PCP you may return the vehicle instead of making the final payment. It must be in good condition and if you exceed the agreed annual mileage, you will be charged 6p per mile for exceeding 6,000 miles p.a. in this example. Subject to status. Guarantees may be required. Vehicles may incur Brexit related tariffs or other charges. T&Cs apply. Participating Retailers only. Fiat Financial Services, SL1 0RW

*Promotion is valid until 31/12/2019 with the purchase of selected Fiat 500 Family models. For applicable terms and conditions, please visit www.fiat.co.uk. Valid only for Apple Music in UK. Compatible products, services, and a valid iTunes account are required. Terms apply. Customer is required to give notice to terminate subscription at end free period or pay Apple Music subscription charges. See the full applicable terms for your country at https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes. Apple is not a participant or sponsor of this Promotion. Apple Music is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. The trademarks Beats by Dr. Dre, BeatsAudio, and the b logo are the property of Beats Electronics, LLC.