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2019 FIAT 500L vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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New 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*
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$22,160 to $24,570
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$28,845 to $31,495
Invoice* $21,705 to $23,958 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 22 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Subaru BRZ. The FIAT 500L will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L as you will with the Subaru BRZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500L is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru BRZ. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is a little wider than the Subaru BRZ, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the FIAT 500L takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru BRZ.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 500L transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Subaru BRZ, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is significantly less powerful than the Subaru BRZ. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The FIAT 500L offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Subaru BRZ.