Fiat 500L

Fiat 500L information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Italian family hatch. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the 500L MPV. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive.

Background

The Italians have inflated the 500 city car to create this semi-MPV version that straddles the line between family estate and people carrier. For more information on the 500L, click on our further stories on the links below.

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So successful has the 500 been for Fiat that it was only a matter of time before they butchered it mercilessly to create spin-off models. Hence the 500L and 500X models, which have grown hugely but stuck with the rounded, bauble styling. The L is a five-seater with an adjustable rear bench that slides back and forth to juggle space for bodies or baggage, and there’s a deep boot too. The driving experience is nothing to write home about, but it’s all perfectly amicable and there’s failsafe handling and a comfy ride. Look at the visually-challenged MPW seven-seater if you want a third row of seats and up to 638 litres of loadspace.

The one we’d buy

1.3 Multijet

The one we’d avoid like the plague

0.9 TwinAir

Rivals to consider

Citroen C3 Picasso, Ford C-Max

For 

Well priced, practical, amicable family chariot

Against

Had some run-ins with the ugly stick in its birth

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