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2019 FIAT 500L vs. 2020 Honda Civic Si Review

New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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MSRP*
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$22,160 to $24,570
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$25,200 to $25,400
Invoice* $21,705 to $23,958 $23,405 to $23,590
MPG - City 22 26
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

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 Honda Civic Si. The FIAT 500L will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Civic Si.

Convenience
The Honda Civic Si 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 Honda Civic Si. 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 Honda Civic Si.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Honda Civic Si. If you go with the FIAT 500L, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Civic Si.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the FIAT 500L doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Civic Si.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Honda Civic Si, 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 Honda Civic Si. 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 Honda Civic Si. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Civic Si.

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