Leasing a Fiat 500L
Engines and performance for the Fiat 500L
Among the engine range is a 1.4 litre 16V petrol engine producing 95 hp and a turbocharged 1.4 litre T-Jet unit delivering 120 hp for a more responsive experience. For those who want better economy, there are two diesel engine choices with the 1.3 litre 16V Multijet unit producing 95 hp or a 1.6 litre diesel option producing 120 hp and economy of 60 mpg. The engines are mated to either a manual gearbox, or the firm's Dualogic automatic transmission.
Equipment and handling
The Fiat 500L has lots of space with three trims to choose from. There's also, like many small cars, a long list of options available to personalise the 500L - Fiat says it offers up to 1,500 internal choices. The exterior styling helps it stand out from the crowd and it is an agile performer around town with the suspension dealing with potholed roads effectively. There are some nice styling features in the cabin and a multifunctional steering wheel and the view from the driver's seat is excellent, thanks to class-leading visibility and wrap-around glazing. The models with the optional panoramic sunroof help to create a bright and airy passenger compartment. The extra space for the Fiat 500L means there is a sizeable boot of 455 litres. The safety pack includes autonomous city braking and a system to monitor children sat in the rear seat. There are parking lights along with the option of a rear parking camera. Essentially, the Fiat 500L is an attractive proposition and for those who like the retro charm of the Fiat 500 but would like more space and practicality then this is could be the ideal choice for you and your family with the 1.4 litre T-Jet petrol engine delivering the best performance.