2018 Fiat 500L Review
For the 2018 Fiat 500L, more practical controls and more advanced multimedia system make the guide more pleasant. The 1.4 gasoline is confirmed more fluid and smooth than lively. The price varies by a few tens of euros.
2018 Fiat 500L Redesign and Update
The 2018 Fiat 500L is updated: Out, new bumpers (which grow the length from 415 to 424 cm), profiles in tint on the doors, different chromes and LED daytime running lights in the shape of a ring. Inside, improvements to the multimedia system and some commands made more practical. Unchanged the already high versatility: the sofa is divided and sliding, the trunk of regular shape, the bottom at variable height, the load threshold at 67 cm from the ground (not too high). Already orderable, the car has prices varied only of a few tens of euros; At least until June, the house offers discounts of up to 2,500 euros (3,500 with funding). And the seven-seater version (which is now called wagon, instead of living) has, at the same version, the same price as that to five. First deliveries in conjunction with the “open Doors” of 17-18 June. With the restyling, even the raised trekking version changes name: Now it’s called Cross, it has more aggressive bumpers and an unprecedented command that, in addition to improving the driveability on the slimy funds intervening on brakes and motor, also allows (with a simple button) to limit the speed in the steepest downhills (the driver must only rotate the steering wheel). Mechanically, 2018 Fiat 500L is unchanged: confirmed all engines (gasoline, diesel, LPG and methane), with powers from 95 to 120 hp. Pity only that, as previously, the automatic transmission is only foreseen for the 1.3 MultiJet diesel 95 HP: Robotic type single clutch, costs 1,000 euro and is less sweet and quick in the change of those to torque converter or double clutch.
2018 Fiat 500L Changes, Interior
The major changes are found inside the 2018 Fiat 500L, and they are all positive: the steering wheel has more intuitive and complete controls (comfortable ones behind the races, to manage volume and change track or radio station); The dashboard is illuminated with white light, instead of amber, and has earned a modern color screen that shows much information, including the track you are listening to or the indications of the GPS (on the Car Wizard This function was disabled, but it will not be on cars for sale). Even the tunnel between the seats has been reorganized, since there are now a compartment under the console and a double drink holder next to the handbrake lever. The shift command was then mounted about five inches higher, and then it reached better than in the past. New also the “climate” controls: still mounted at the bottom, were however oriented upward to be easier to operate. Fresh debut also the lights that illuminate the pockets of the doors and the compartment under the console (in the style plus package, from 200 euros, together with the dark glasses).
In the rich proven version of the 2018 Fiat 500L, the lounge, there are no lack of standard equipment such as the two-zone “Clima” (with the second right refrigerated drawer), the rear distance sensors, the panoramic roof (which makes the spacious cockpit even brighter) and the new multimedia system with a touch screen of 7 ‘ ‘ with DAB digital radio (for the Navigator serve 400 euro , and other 200 for Android cars and Apple CarPlay). Also for this setting, however, the automatic emergency braking and even the central headrest of the sofa remain for payment: they are respectively in the safety package (with the Autoanabbagliante mirror) and in that front seats (with the central armrest, the electric lumbar adjustment for the armchairs and in height for that of the passenger), to 250 euro each. The driver’s knee airbag is also optional: other 100 euros.
2018 Fiat 500L Specs
In the guide, the 2018 Fiat 500L 1.4 gasoline confirms its quiet nature: silent and regular in the delivery, the four-cylinder 95 HP gasoline has little grit at the low revs but not flawed in the long. However, to keep it in the favorable area of the tachometer, it is necessary to use the gearbox, six-speed but the precision of the non-exemplary grafts. The data declared, which speak of 12.8 seconds in the “0-100” and 170 km/h. In the face of the 16.4 km/L homologated, instead, with a guide not particularly careful, in our short test carried out in the city and Hill, according to the computer on board we touched the 14 km/L: a good result. The steering is precisely what is needed on a family car and does not lack the function city, which lightens it very low speed: combined with the great visibility offered by the large glasses and the thin uprights, the maneuvers become a game. Safe on the curve, the car was mounted on tires 225/45 on rims of 17 ‘ ‘ (400 euro), which reduced the comfort of the most pronounced roughness a bit.
Fiat 500L Facelift Pros and Cons
- habitability. The space abounds and the light that filters from the glass roof makes it look even greater.
- practicality. The sliding and split sofa and the variable height load base allow you to configure the space at will; And there is no lack of “clever” solutions like the second refrigerated drawer.
- visibility. Wide and thin-fitting glasses are the best recipe to see what happens outside.
- safety equipment. On a modern Family car the emergency braking should be standard. For the most reason the fifth headrest: instead, for paying them.
- shifting manoeuvrability. The six gears are well spaced but the grafts are not well defined.
- Shooting. The 1.4 has little grit at low revs: to regain speed quickly, it is often necessary to climb one or two gears.