Eric's Autos: 2020 Fiat 500L
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.
A slight price bump.