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Compare FIAT 500L vs. Volkswagen GTI vs. BMW 1-Series

Compare the FIAT 500L against the Volkswagen GTI and BMW 1-Series. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the 500L, GTI and 1-Series stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new 500L, GTI and 1-Series. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 FIAT 500L 2014 Volkswagen GTI 2013 BMW 1-Series
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Prices

MSRP $19,195 $25,095 $31,500
Invoice $19,050 $24,091 $28,980
Avg. Paid $12,876 $18,524 $25,008

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.4 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.1 9.4 8.4
Performance 7.3 8.9 8.9
Interior 7.6 9.1 7.0
Cost to Own 9.3 8.8 7.9
Safety 8.5 9.7 N/A
Reliability 2.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Great outward visibility
  • Cavernous cargo hold
  • User-friendly interior controls
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Roomy seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great overall performance
  • Ample engine power
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Rivals offer sharper handling
  • Slow navigation system with small screen
  • Limited trunk space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy - TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Hatchback Hatchback Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.8 101.5 104.700
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 165.9 172.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.8 70 68.800
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 57.8 56.000

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3203 3113 3252

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Standard
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.7 92.9 86.000
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.3 37.900
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.2 41.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 54.7 54.000
Front Hip Room (in) 53.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 38.5 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 35.5 32.000
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.8 53.400
Second Hip Room (in) 53 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 68 46
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I6
Displacement 1.4 L/83 2.0 L/121 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 5500 200 @ 5100 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 184 @ 2500 207 @ 1700 200 @ 2750
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 32.3 35.8 35.100

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 21 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31 - TBD -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5 14.000

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.