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Fiat 500L review

£17,435 - £19,735
Published: 13 Jan 2015
The big-brother to the regular Fiat 500 is roomier and more family-friendly. Nice work, Fiat

Good stuff

Usefully more spacious than the regular 500, impressive interior

Bad stuff

Doesn't drive amazingly well, styling will be an acquired taste


What is it?

The original Fiat 500 was tiny. The reborn retro-look one is a lot larger, and now there’s this: the grown-up sibling that’s more mini-MPV than city-focused minicar. To put it into context: it’s 500mm longer, more than 200mm wider and 120mm taller than a Fiat Panda. This is the Fiat 500 that dwarfs a Honda Jazz, and that’s one of the biggest superminis on sale. Huh?

Well, there is a plan. This is the car 500 owners will grow into: a Fiat for young mums now encumbered with marauding off spring. Hey, if Mini can get away with the Countryman, a much larger car still, then why shouldn’t Fiat be able to pull this off?

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Our choice from the range

What's the verdict?

It’s certainly different. It’s also very practical, with enough charm to appeal.
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