Fiat prices all 500 models pretty optimistically, and this MPW version is no different. It does, however, represent a fairly affordable route into seven-seater ownership, costing about the same as a Kia Carens. Resale values are better than those of the Carens, if worse than those of some similarly priced rivals. Claimed economy and CO2 emission figures are good, however.
Fiat 500L MPW quality & reliability
Fiat doesn’t tend to do well in reliability surveys, but the 500 models fare better than the rest. Essentially, though, the 500L MPW feels solidly put together and the cabin materials feel rugged enough to cope with family life, even if they’re not the last word in plushness.
Fiat 500L MPW safety & security
There are six airbags to keep you from harm in a crash, and stability control to help prevent an accident in the first place. There’s also an optional system that brakes the car automatically if it senses an impending collision. The 500L MPW hasn’t yet been crash tested by Euro NCAP, but the smaller 500L (on which it is based) scored the maximum five stars in its test. Security kit includes an engine immobiliser.