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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2014 Ford Focus ST Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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 Focus ST. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500L, drivers may find the Ford Focus ST a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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

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 Focus ST. 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 Focus ST have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much slimmer than the Ford Focus ST, 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 Focus ST, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500L has much less torque than the Ford Focus ST, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is significantly less powerful than the Ford Focus ST. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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

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2014 FIAT
500L

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

2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115
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City MPG: 24 - 25 23
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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $22,486

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