Aug 13, 2018 - The Automotive Science Group (ASG) found that the 2018 Fiat 500L offers the best value and economic performance of any model year 2018 wagon in its 2018 Automotive Performance Index study, naming it “Best Economic Performance” vehicle.
According to ASG’s annual study, the 500L is the lowest-priced vehicle in its class with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $20,995.
On top of its affordable purchase price, in ASG’s data-driven automotive assessment, the vehicle also scored as the lowest cost of ownership when considering operating costs across the first 6.5 years of its life cycle. On average, the life cycle for a new-car buyer is approximately 87,594 miles.
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.