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2014 Fiat 500L

Small car

Crashworthiness
Front crash
prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
  • Small overlap front
    P
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
3
Electronic stability control
4
Antilock brakes
5
Programmable daytime running lights
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2014
P
G
G
G
G

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
P
Structure and safety cage
P
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
P
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Fiat 500L was introduced in the 2014 model year.

Structure

The driver's space was seriously compromised by intruding structure. Upper interior intrusion measured 24-28 cm at the upper hinge pillar and instrument panel. Lower interior intrusion measured as much as 25 cm at the hinge pillar. The steering column was pushed back 14 cm toward the driver.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left hip would be likely in a crash of this severity and injuries to both lower legs would be possible. Head acceleration from the A-pillar hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side as the steering column moved 13 cm to the right, contributing to the head hitting the A-pillar. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door
Weight 3,304 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase103 in.
Length167 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.4 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1414
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)25
Footrest (cm)20
Lower occupant compartment
Left toepan (cm)17
Brake pedal (cm)12
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)2
Steering column14
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)28
Upper occupant compartment
Upper dash (cm)28
Lower instrument panel (cm)24

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1414
Head
HIC-15228
Peak gs at hard contactno data
Neck
Tension (kN)1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm)9
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm)22
Femur (kN)
Left10.1
Right3.9
Knee displacement (mm)
Left10
Right9
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left63
Right1
Maximum tibia index
Left0.88
Right0.82
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.8
Right1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left90
Right71

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Fiat 500L was introduced in the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the window frame hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the window frame in front of the B-pillar.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door
Weight 3,333 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase103 in.
Length167 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.4 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF1304
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)1
Left (cm)2
Center (cm)2
Right (cm)2
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-2
Rearward (cm)6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF1304
Head
HIC-15300
Peak gs at hard contact32
Neck
Tension (kN)1.9
Extension bending moment (Nm)36
Maximum Nij 0.36
Chest maximum compression (mm)34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)1.6
Femur force - right (kN)1.3
Knee displacement - left (mm)
Knee displacement - right (mm)3
Maximum tibia index - left0.53
Maximum tibia index - right0.40
Tibia axial force - left (kN)3.2
Tibia axial force - right (kN)1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left74
Right104

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Fiat 500L was introduced in the 2014 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door
Weight 3,332 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase103 in.
Length167 in.
Width70 in.
Engine1.4 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings24 mpg city / 33 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES1309
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-21.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES1309
Head HIC-15142
Neck
Tension (kN)1.0
Compression (kN)0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)30
Average deflection (mm)26
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.38
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.36
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.4
Acetabulum force (kN)1.7
Combined force (kN)4.1
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)93
A-P moment (Nm) -40

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES1309
Head HIC-15299
Neck
Tension (kN)0.7
Compression (kN)0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)43
Lateral force (kN)1.5
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)27
Average deflection (mm)14
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)2.66
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.34
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.7
Combined force (kN)2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN)1.3
L-M moment (Nm)158
A-P moment (Nm) 32

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,317 lbs
Peak force19,557 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio5.90
Tested vehicle
2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2014 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)55
Distance below top of head (mm)26
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)11.8
Head contact time (ms)56
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)52
Max neck tension (N)503

Applies to 2014-15 models

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Not Available
0 points total

Forward collision warning

Not available.
0 points

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

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