Fiat 500L Trekking

Fiat 500L Trekking

The Fiat 500L Trekking combines a fashionable look with special grip gadgetry called Traction+, which helps the car handle difficult and dicey surfaces.

Under conditions of low or zero traction, the system detects slip, making it easy to maintain directional stability and control. The car is slow and cumbersome to begin with, but the technology certainly inspires confidence during bad driving conditions.

The fresh model offers the same functional and practical qualities of the standard Fiat 500L, but has a more upright look. This is because the Italian automaker has raised the car’s suspension to enable it to drive over rough ground more effectively.

Features on the 500L includes a touchscreen radio with Bluetooth, six airbags, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), cruise control, leather gearknob and steering wheel, dual zone climate control, side mouldings, parking sensors, electric windows, automatic lights with rain sensors, front fog lights and rear armrest. The Fiat also has high-tech fabric seat upholstery with eco-leather inserts.

Fiat 500L Trekking Cabin

Fiat 500L Trekking Cabin

To be honest, all that the 500LTrekking lacks is a built in sat-nav as standard. Other than that, my flagship test model came loaded with kit including 17” alloy wheels which were fitted with mud and snow tyres.To emphasise its outdoor disposition, the Fiat also has specific front and rear bumpers, a skid-plate and fog lights which help give it a rugged look.

If you’re concerned about the wellbeing of you and your passengers then the Fiat will certainly tick your box. It’s one of the safest motors on the road today, as demonstrated by its prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star rating. In fact the 500L Trekking is the first car in the Fiat range to provide City Brake Control as standard. This system is designed to reduce the effects of low-speed collision in traffic. It’s clever stuff.

Overall, the big Fiat is a robust motor and will appeal to style conscious families who need the space for five people combined with functionality and practicality. Just don’t expect awesome acceleration and certainly allow yourself lots of time to overtake. With a 0-62mph pace of 12 seconds,  life can get a little frustrating behind the sluggish, albeit inoffensive wheel of the Fiat 500L 1.6 MultiJet 105hp Trekking.


  • Grippy √
  • Safe √
  • Stylish √
  • Slow  X


  •  Max speed: 109 mph
  • 0-62 mph: 12.0 secs
  • Combined mpg: 60.1
  • Engine: 1598cc 4 cylinder 16 valve diesel
  • Max. power (bhp): 105 at 3750 rpm
  • Max. torque (lb/ft): 236 at 1750 rpm
  • CO2: 122 g/km
  • Price: £19,590


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