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2014 Fiat 500L

small car / 4-door hatchback

2014 Fiat 500L 4-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
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.

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was not maintained well.

During the crash, the dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but slid off the left side as the steering column moved to the right, and the head hit the intruding A-pillar.

Door hinge pillar and instrument panel intrusion was extensive and contributed to a high risk of injury to the left hip and a moderate risk to both lower legs.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the window frame and head restraint during rebound. Head accelerations from these hits were low.

Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.

Side

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

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

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side airbags.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,317 lbs
Peak force 19,557 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.90

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2014-18 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry