2019 FIAT 500L vs. Its Competition

2019 Fiat 500L
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2019 Fiat 500L struggles against many competitors, except in price.

The Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid wagon that is EPA rated around 50 mpg combined.

The Kia Soul offers funky looks, available all-wheel drive, and a bright turbocharged powertrain.

The Honda Fit is a good pick for budget buyers and despite its small size, it’s relatively spacious inside.

The Mini Cooper Countryman is a fully fledged crossover with available all-wheel drive, although it can be expensive.

The Toyota Corolla hatchback is new for 2019 and offers a manual transmission in sportier versions.

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Quick Specs
The 2019 Fiat 500L is a tall-riding family hatchback that struggles with style and comfort in the name of affordability.
The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq is an affordable hybrid or plug-in hybrid that trades on its affordability rather than luxury.
The 2019 Kia Soul splits its priorities three ways: sporty at the top end, safety in the middle, bargain-priced at the bottom end.
The 2019 Toyota Corolla is a fun choice as a hatchback, but we’d skip the sedan in favor of its competitors.
The 2019 Mini Countryman is a fun-to-drive crossover with sharp looks, cool interior, and a good hybrid powertrain—and none of it comes cheaply.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy55 MPG City / 59 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Gas/Electric I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Small Station WagonsSmall Station WagonsLarge CarsSmall Station WagonsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
Pop HatchLX ManualBlue HatchbackBase ManualL CVT (GS)Cooper FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
HatchbackHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackSedanSport Utility
Automatic w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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