The "L" in Fiat's 2014 500L could stand for love. My family and I loved the 500L for lots of reasons. It's comfortable, flexible and rather family-of-four friendly. I didn't see that coming in this not-so-little hatchback.
First of all, the 500L — the L stands for large — has a fun look. On paper, my test car's dark gray metallic paint job wouldn't seem exciting, but in person, the optional white-colored roof ($500) made the gray color look sporty and modern. The design of Fiat's 500 is echoed in the L; it still has the nifty round headlights and taillights, smiley grille and bubbly shape. It's longer and wider than its 500 sibling and kind of breadbox-shaped, but this allows for easy loading and unloading not just of people but of stuff, too.