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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The FIAT 500L offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Honda Insight with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L as you will with the Honda Insight, 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). The FIAT 500L is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Insight. 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 Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The FIAT 500L is slightly shorter than the Honda Insight, 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 Honda Insight.

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

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

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


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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395
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2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 41
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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $17,843 - $21,130

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