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2017 FIAT 500L vs. 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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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 Volkswagen Beetle. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Volkswagen Beetle in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Beetle you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500L, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the FIAT 500L or the Volkswagen Beetle, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500L is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Beetle, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the FIAT 500L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the FIAT 500L and the Volkswagen Beetle do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Beetle, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The FIAT 500L offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the FIAT 500L is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2017 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $23,695

2018 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,220 - $26,790
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City MPG: 22 26
Highway MPG: 30 33 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 6 years/72,000 miles
Invoice*: $20,576 - $23,100 $19,411 - $25,719

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.