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Fiat 500L MPV (2013-2021) - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Fiat 500L has one, quite thirsty engine but insurance should be cheap

Carbuyer Rating

2.5 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.9 out of 5

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MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

2.5 out of 5

Unfortunately for buyers, the Fiat 500L has failed to replicate the 500’s stellar resale values on the second-hand market. Certain models won’t be worth much more than 30% of their original value after three years or 36,000 miles of ownership. Compare that to the standard 500, some examples of which retain more than 50% of their list price over the same period. At least the 500L is cheaper than almost any other MPV to begin with.

Fiat 500L MPG & CO2

There's now just one engine to choose from; a 1.4-litre non-turbocharged petrol. It claims official economy of 38.7mpg with high CO2 emissions of 165-179g/km.

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Those emissions give the 500L the highest possible Benefit-in-Kind rating, meaning it's not a hugely appealing proposition for company car drivers.

Warranty

Fiat doesn’t have the same reputation for excellent reliability built up by VW over the years, but the brand counters that by offering a better warranty than the Germans. Both marques cover their cars for three years, but the VW’s cover expires at 60,000 miles, whereas Fiat imposes no mileage limit within that time. Still, a Kia Carens MPV has seven years’ cover.

Insurance

The Fiat 500L will fall into insurance groups 10 and 11, depending on trim level.

Servicing

Fiat offers an 'Easy Care' service payment package on all its cars which covers the car for all of its scheduled servicing for the first three years of the car's life for a fixed price. All parts and labour are included and costs £599 for all three. This can also be extended to five years for an additional cost.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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