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Fiat 500L MPV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Fiat 500L has frugal engines which keep fuel costs low, but servicing can be pricey

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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.

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 35.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 154g/km.

Those emissions give the 500L a Benefit-in-Kind rating of 34%, meaning it's not a hugely appealing proposition for company car drivers.


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.


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


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 just £399 for all three. This can also be extended to five years for an additional cost.

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