Fiat hasn't had any model year of the 500L evaluated by the NHTSA for its crashworthiness. Fortunately, the IIHS has evaluated the 2020 500L and availed it with top scores of Good in four of five of the specified crash tests, scoring the worst possible score of Poor in the small overlap front driver-side test.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
In terms of safety, the Fiat 500L is outfitted suitably for a passenger vehicle. Every model comes standard-fit with seven airbags including driver and front passenger multistage airbags, a driver-side knee bolster airbag, full-length side-curtain airbags, and front seat-mounted pelvic-thoracic side airbags. There's the essentials such as ABS, EBD, and a TPMS, but none of the advanced driver-assist features found in most modern vehicles, such as forward collision alert, make their way onto the 500L. The standard driver-assists that there are, are pretty basic. These include high-beam daytime running lights, hill-start assist, and a rearview camera, and the Lounge comes standard with reverse parking sensors.
|Fiat 500L Trims||Pop||Trekking||Urbana||Lounge|
|Rear Parking Aid||O||O||O||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Departure Warning||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S|
Determining the Fiat 500L's quality and reliability is a bit tricky considering its relatively low sales in the U.S. The fact that it hasn't been subject to a single recall since the 2014 model year does inspire some confidence, however. Fiat's standard warranty coverage doesn't inspire much confidence either, however, offering the 500L with a subpar four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty along with roadside assistance and powertrain cover for the same duration.