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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2014 Ford C-Max Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the FIAT 500L than in the Ford C-Max Hybrid, due to the FIAT 500L's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Ford C-Max Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500L.

Convenience
The Ford C-Max Hybrid requires fewer visits to the gas station than the FIAT 500L, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford C-Max Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500L and the Ford C-Max Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much slimmer than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The FIAT 500L is slightly shorter than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford C-Max Hybrid, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is somewhat more powerful than the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Ford C-Max Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Ford C-Max Hybrid.

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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395

2014 Ford
C-Max Hybrid

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MSRP*: $24,170 - $27,170
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.31% As low as 5.85%
City MPG: 24 - 25 42
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $22,539 - $25,337

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