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Automotive Science Group Awards 2018 Fiat 500L with Title of Best Economic Performance

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The Automotive Science Group has singled out the 2018 Fiat 500L as the winner of its “Best Economic Performance” award.

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“According to ASG’s annual study, the 500L is the lowest priced vehicle in its class with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $20,995. ASG also found the 500L takes advantage of vehicle light-weighting strategies that maximize operational efficiency, coming in as the lightest vehicle architecture in its class and 590 pounds less than the average vehicle in its competitive segment. Less resources translate into a reduced environmental footprint, increased operational efficiency and reduced life-cycle operating costs,” reports FCA.

The 2018 Fiat 500L is available at three trim levels: Pop, Trekking, and Lounge. Each trim is powered by a 1.4-liter I4 MultiAir® Turbo engine paired to a six-speed automatic to churn out 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The 2018 Fiat 500L offers seamless smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A five-year subscription to SiriusXM® Traffic™ and Beats™ Premium Audio System are available features. Standard infotainment technologies also include Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and Uconnect® 4 with 7-inch display.

“The Fiat 500L stood out in the 2018 ASG study with its best-in-class economic performance, holding the lowest retail price and operating costs in a hyper-competitive segment,” said Colby Self, Managing Director at ASG.

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On the exterior, the 2018 Fiat 500L boasts a redesigned rear and front fascia, wheels, and body side moldings.