Now go drive a new Fiat 500L which have landed and are in stock at Fiat of Olathe near 119th and I-35. You’ll be shocked, I certainly was.
I was expecting something akin to a Mini Cooper Clubman – the somewhat elongated but still a mini Mini – another cute-mobile, from the folks who brought you JLo, Charlie Sheen and Pitbull.
No effing way!
What’s more it has the same engine that propels the snarly Fiat Abarth, minus its gnarly exhaust growl. In short, this is the Fiat 500 for those of you who were drawn to the standard issue Fiat 500 because of its European style, great gas mileage and affordable price tag, but thought the better of it because it was too small, too impractical or too gay.
It’s he-man sized, as practical as any small SUV on the market and loaded to the gills with style and function while sporting above average gas mileage and a price families and hipsters alike can afford.
What to expect when you lay eyes on a 500L in real life?
“They’re like a bus,” says Fiat of Olathe main man David Sanson. “I drove one home last night and it was like a bus.”
“I’ll tell you what I love is the headroom and legroom and how easy it is to move into the backseat,” Sanson continues. “I also like the power that it has to get up and scat, and it handles really well. It handles like a sports car, and it’s got more standard equipment for the money than most of its competitors, including a free $1,700 package that has a 6.5 inch touchscreen monitor with GPS navigation, a rear backup camera and park assist.”
The other thing small SUV shoppers will notice; the 500L’s Italian styling and panache and its bargain price.
“It has some unique European style in it and a lot of very well thought out nooks and crannies,” Sanson adds. “It’s really been well thought out from front to back.”
Now you can check one out up close and personal.