2018 FIAT 500L

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$20,995–$23,895 MSRP range
(4.5) 2 reviews
Key Specs
Our Take
Safety & Recalls
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Key Specs

of the 2018 FIAT 500L. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    160-hp, 1.4-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Versatile cargo area
  • Ride quality
  • Highway composure

The Bad

  • Front-seat comfort
  • Prefers premium gas
  • Steering and handling
  • Mixed cabin materials

Notable Features of the 2018 FIAT 500L

  • Updated exterior styling
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now standard
  • Backup camera now standard
  • Five-seat four-door hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Front-wheel drive

2018 FIAT 500L Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: With four doors and seating for five, the 500L is a significantly larger vehicle than the two-door Fiat 500 and is comparable to the Mini Countryman; it also competes with Mitsubishi's Outlander Sport and compact hatchbacks like the Ford Focus. The 500L comes with front-wheel drive, but its platform is the basis for the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade subcompact SUVs, which are available with all-wheel drive.

New for 2018

The 500L's front and rear styling has been revised, and the side moldings, wheels and daytime running lights have a new look. A backup camera is now standard.

Changes to the cabin include a new center console with repositioned cupholders as well as a new gear selector, parking brake handle and steering wheel. There's also an additional USB port, and LED ambient lighting is available.

Chrysler's Uconnect 4 multimedia system is now standard. The system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, and it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Latest 2018 500L Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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Value For The Money

Latest Reviews


Only have 248 miles on the clock. Time will tell.

by Ron S from Fort Worth on April 12, 2018

So far so good time will tell whether I made the right decision to buy the vehicle instead of leasing it ad I had requested originally. Read full review


Super Cute and does the job!

by Fancyfanny from Fort Meade, MD on February 21, 2018

I was hesitant to go into a smaller car but the Fiat 500L has plenty of room and is fun to drive! Style and comfort. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 FIAT 500L currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 FIAT 500L has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by FIAT

Program Benefits

Every eligible vehicle is 100% inspected and comes with: A factory-backed 6-Year/80,000-Mile Added Care Plus Warranty*, 24-Hour Towing and Roadside Assistance**, Car Rental Allowance***.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 80,000 miles

    6-years/80,000-miles (whichever comes first). Added Care Plus Warranty runs from the date the vehicle was sold new. A deductible applies. See Studio for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 3 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 100% Inspected.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 500L received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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