For people who like the regular Fiat 500 but find its tiny size to be a deal breaker, the four-door 2014 Fiat 500L would seem to be a compelling alternative. But we've found it has too many drawbacks. Other small wagons will be better choices.
- Big-car passenger and cargo space
- Good outward visibility
- Lots of European personality inside and out.
- Quirky behavior from automated manual transmission
- Unpredictable brakes
- Rear seats don't fold flat
- Uncomfortable ride quality.