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  • 2014 FIAT 500L

    #10 in 2014 Wagons

  • 2014 MINI Cooper Paceman

    #14 in 2014 Subcompact Cars

  • 2014 Volkswagen GTI

    #9 in 2014 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $19,195
    • $23,300
    • $25,095
    • Avg. Paid
    • $7,408
    • $11,139
    • $13,337

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.3 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.2 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.2 /10
    • N/A
    • 9.8 /10
    • Reliability
    • 2.0 /5
    • 2.5 /5
    • 2.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Low cost of ownership
      • Excellent passenger room
      • Athletic driving dynamics
      • Good fuel economy
      • Premium cabin materials
      • Roomy seats
      • Good cargo space
      • Great overall performance
    • Cons
      • Bottom-of-the-barrel reliability
      • Poor safety scores for class
      • Dull handling
      • Harsh ride
      • Awkward audio and climate controls
      • Weak base engine
      • Slow navigation system with small screen

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83
    • Premium Unleaded I-4 1.6 L/98
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 33 Hwy
    • 28 City / 35 Hwy
    • 21 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Hatchback
    • Sport Utility
    • Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 102.8
    • 102.2
    • 101.5
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 166.5
    • 162.2
    • 165.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.8
    • 70.3
    • 70
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 65.7
    • 59.9
    • 57.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3203
    • 2940
    • 3113
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • HID headlights
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 4
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 99.7
    •  
    • 92.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.7
    • 39
    • 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 40.3
    • 40.4
    • 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 52.6
    • 54.7
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.6
    •  
    •  
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 39.3
    • 37
    • 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.2
    • 33.7
    • 35.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.7
    • 52
    • 52.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53
    •  
    •  
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 68
    •  
    • 46
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 38.1
    •  
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 11.7
    •  
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 11.7
    •  
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Premium Synthetic Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Quad Bucket Seats
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 1.4 L/83
    • 1.6 L/98
    • 2.0 L/121
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 160 @ 5500
    • 121 @ 6000
    • 200 @ 5100
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 184 @ 2500
    • 118 @ 4250
    • 207 @ 1700
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 32.3
    • 38.1
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 28
    • 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 33
    • 35
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 12.4
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Torsion Beam
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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