Yes, the 2014 Fiat 500L comes with a choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The automatic is standard on the top-line 500L Lounge; it's a $1,350 option on the Easy and Trekking, and not available on the base Pop.
Fiat expects the majority of buyers will choose the automatic on the four-door, five-passenger 500L hatchback. In contrast, about half of the smaller, two-door 500 models are sold with a manual, in part because the performance-oriented Turbo and Abarth models are available only with stick shift.
The 500L uses the same 160-horsepower, turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder as the Abarth, but it is quieter and more refined in the 500L, which is geared for family duty instead of spirited driving. Because of its larger dimensions and greater passenger and cargo space, the 500L is more practical than the two-door 500 and has a more conventional interior design.
See if your question has already been asked and answered
Your question has been successfully submitted to Ask.cars.com. It will now be reviewed by our editors and we'll answer it soon if we think it's a useful question. You will be notified via e-mail when the answer is posted. Ask.cars.com tackles your questions about new cars and the car-buying process. Unfortunately we can't answer questions regarding:
Have our experts answer any of your questions about new cars.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org