Fiat 500L Pop 2019
Fiat introduced its four-door subcompact Fiat 500L in 2014 with a 1.4 liter turbocharged engine. It is available in three trim levels named Pop, Trekking and Lounge. Pop is the base trim level with a very affordable price and generous features. The highest trim level is the Lounge which includes variety of specifications including sunroof and option of Graphite edition package. The 2019 model of Fiat 500L is ranked number six among wagons and it scored 6.7 points out of ten on basis of performance, safety, reliability, features and critics.
The 2019 model has been introduced with easy to use infotainment system, a large cargo area, large sized room for back seats and with a very economical price. The 2019 model has not been passed through the crash tests held by the Insurance Institute by Highway Safety but the 2018 model got Good Scores from IIHS tests. Some of the best safety features of the 500L Pop include Parking sensors for reverse parking that will make the driver alert of any object approaching from behind the car, rear view camera for assisting in parking, hill start assistance program that will prevent the car from stepping back as moving up the hill, seven airbags for supporting passengers from all sides during an accident, electronic stability control system that will make your drive stable and central lock system.
Engine and performance of 500L Pop:
It is powered by 1.4 liters turbocharged sixteen valve SOHC engine that generates a horsepower of 160hp at 5500rpm and torque of 184Lb-ft at 2500rpm. it provides a six speed automatic transmission which is not very fast but satisfying and it offers front wheel drive only. The plus point of the car is its smooth suspension that assists in turning around the roads and the comfortable ride is assured by the twist beams in rear and Koni shocks that prevents jerks. The estimated mileage provided by 500L Pop is around twenty two miles in city and thirty miles on highways with the fuel tank capacity of 13.2 gallons. Apart from all these amazing features Fiat’s 500L wagon is not efficient in its acceleration and has awful mileage with very unsatisfactory handling of the car that make it very unreliable car for longer routes especially on highways.
Exterior looks and features of 500L pop:
Fiat 500L Pop is a masterpiece that is best for urban avenues and it has a stable of Italian design that is fit for driving in streets and narrow roads too with its confident sophistication. The design is very sporty and eye catching to impress the pedestrians and it is available in variety of exterior colors. It has a blunt nose look with irregular roofline and redesigned front and back bumpers with a straightforward look. It is 167.2 inches in length, 75.5 inches in width and 63.7 inches in height with a wheelbase of 101.2 inches. It is a four door car with seating capacity for five persons and provided with fog lights for travelling in extreme conditions, rain sensing wipers for driving in rain, day time running lights, LED headlights with low and high beam, integrated roof antenna, galvanized steel monotone body paint and automatic exterior light control.
Interior features of 500L Pop:
There is a plenty of space inside the car’s cabin with sixty eight cubic feet of space for cargo especially when back seats are folded and 22.4 cubic feet when back seats are not folded. The interior has enough headroom and leg room for passengers and the leather covered seats with the option of heating makes your drive comfortable and easy. You can select the interior theme color of your choice. There is a seven inches touchscreen mounted in front of the cabin to provide infotainment with total six speakers and USB connection controlled by Apple Car play and Android Auto programs. It is very easy to operate the one touch power windows and the power door locks while the mirrors and also there with heating system and power controls.
The Base trim is provided with all basic features including air conditioning, audio control and cruising switch on steering wheel, cruise control, cup holders. Telescopic steering wheel, vanity mirrors. Air filtration, rear view camera and car pockets. 500L offers a well access to the seats with easy entry to the car by the help of wide door handles and door sills. There is enough head room because of the high roof of the car while it provides enough visibility to the front road because of its appreciating design while the quality of paint and panels are below average that makes it leap behind its competitors.
Fiat 500L has its major rivals in market including Fiat 500X, mini Countryman, Fiat 500, Kia Soul, 2019 Honda Fit, 2019 Hyundai ioniq and 2019 Toyota Corolla.
Fiat’s 500L Pop is available at a starting price of 21,910 US dollars and it varies depending on which package you want to buy. The Pop trim comes with Pop Chrome Appearance package with chrome accents on front and seventeen inches aluminum wheels.
Fiat’s 500L Pop does receive high ratings for its infotainment system and its generous cargo area but it has a very average performance with below satisfying cabin materials. Apart from this it does not have any authorized safety clear tests. When talking about its fuel economy then it has a terrible fuel mileage by consuming large amount of fuel but it does have an attractive interior design but its flaws makes it a disappointment for customers and the competitors make the first preference for the customers.