Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE has a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t bother about a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be obtained with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose those are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs may be most of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Fiat 500L. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Fiat 500L is a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and lots of options to select from.
As has been the case for a time, you will get the 2020 Fiat 500L with a four-cylinder engine or even a more powerful V6, or you will get the miserly 2020 Fiat 500L Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Fiat 500L is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Fiat 500L also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Fiat 500L with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Fiat 500L supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you go with one of many upper trim levels. There are lots of options to choose from over the way.
The 2020 Fiat 500L is as competent as they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re trying to find something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the 2020 Fiat 500L might you need to be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Fiat 500L is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Fiat 500L Safety Sense, which is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels can be included with the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL audio system along with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Fiat 500L stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is ideal for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Fiat 500L has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s super easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so that the front seat will not need to be scooted completely forward.