2019 Fiat 500L Trekking Review: The Great Pumpkin

Verdict 5.7 / 10

Cheap and capable hatchbacks are a dying breed. Take the 2019 Fiat 500L and competitors such as the Honda Fit, Kia Soul, Mini Clubman, Toyota C-HR, and Ford C-Max – they are all vying for attention in a marketplace that’s gone gaga over SUVs. Lacking either ground clearance or all-wheel drive (or both), these simple hatchbacks need something special to stand out.

The Fiat 500L is certainly special; it just can’t be ignored with its peculiar look, quirky charm, and clever tricks. Yes, it has faults, but Fiat manages to counter them with an unusually enjoyable driving experience and a level of functionality that’s first-rate for a vehicle this size.

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