Although the Fiat 500L shares part of its name with the iconic city car, it’s in no way compact in terms of its dimensions. It’s actually a mini MPV, designed to have enough room for a family of five. It goes up against rivals such as Citroen’s C3 Picasso and Ford B-Max.
There’s a large range of engines to choose room including three petrols and three diesels. Which you should go for will depend on where to spend the majority of time and how you are buying and running it. There are four trim options, too, with mid-range Pop Star offering the best value for money.
Inside, every 500L offers a decent amount of space and good seat flexibility, making it a particularly practical choice for families. It suffers average handling and a poor ride at low speeds, though, and refinement isn’t one of the 500L’s strong points either.