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2020 FIAT 500L vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review

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2020 FIAT
500L

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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

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MSRP*
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$22,500 to $24,645
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$20,715 to $24,765
Invoice* $22,013 to $24,039 $19,180 to $22,930
MPG - City 22 28 - 32
MPG - Hwy 30 37 - 41
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hatchback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500L, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The FIAT 500L is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. 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 Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. The FIAT 500L is slightly shorter than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

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