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Eric's Autos: 2020 Fiat 500L

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If you ever wanted to buy a new Fiat -- without going to Italy -- this may be your last chance.

Fiat isn't doing well because small cars (which is all Fiat sells) aren't doing well.

It's not because they are bad cars. Honda -- as blue-chip a brand as there is -- just canceled the two-door Civic, to give you some sense of how tough times are for small cars.

And Fiat is one of the very few brands still selling a small wagon, the 500L.

What It Is

The 500L is a compact, five-door wagon -- a type of vehicle that's getting scarce because of American tastes -- which incline toward crossovers.

 

Prices start at $22,500 for the base Pop trim; a top-of-the-line Lounge stickers for $24,645.

All come with the same turbocharged, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

What's New

A slight price bump.

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