2015 FIAT 500L vs. 2016 Ford Fiesta Review

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Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Ford Fiesta. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Ford Fiesta in the front seats.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L as you will with the Ford Fiesta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The FIAT 500L is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Fiesta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Ford Fiesta.

Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Ford Fiesta, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 500L, which is slightly longer than the Ford Fiesta.

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 Fiesta.

The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fiesta, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L has a much more powerful engine than the Ford Fiesta. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Ford Fiesta.

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2015 FIAT

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MSRP*: $19,345 - $24,695

2016 Ford

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MSRP*: $14,880 - $21,460
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.31% --
City MPG: 22 - 25 26 - 28
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $19,282 - $23,995 $14,322 - $20,656

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