2016 FIAT 500L  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#26 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#61 of all 2016 vehicles


The 500L, which FIAT introduced in 2014, is a midsize wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. FIAT offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 FIAT 500L is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2016 FIAT 500L has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 FIAT 500L has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0432% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9289%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0432% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9289% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 FIAT 500L is 10% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 FIAT 500L is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8657Hyundai VelosterKia SoulMazda CX-3Honda HR-VFIAT 500XVolkswagen BeetleMINI CountrymanJeep RenegadeFIAT 500LVolkswagen GolfChevrolet TraxNissan JukeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 FIAT 500L with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 86. The 2016 FIAT 500L is safer than the 2016 Hyundai Veloster, the 2016 Kia Soul, the 2016 Mazda CX-3, the 2016 Honda HR-V, the 2016 FIAT 500X, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, the 2016 Nissan Juke, and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. It is about as safe as the 2016 Volkswagen Golf, the 2016 Jeep Renegade, and the 2016 MINI Countryman.

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