The 2014 Fiat 500L received mediocre reviews, including a fair rating from Edmunds and a 6.4 overall rating out of 10 from Kelley Blue Book. Reviewers characterized the five-door wagon as a less expensive, but less well-appointed competitor to the Mini Cooper Countryman.
Edmunds praised the Fiat 500L for offering plenty of interior space for its size but criticized the 500L's acceleration, ride and handling. Kelley Blue Book's Matt Degen also found fault with the 500L's acceleration and handling but found the ride to be comfortable. Both reviews suggested the Mini Cooper Countryman as a better-performing alternative. Car and Driver's Alexander Stoklosa had a better take, noting that Fiat had succeeded in making a cut-rate Mini Countryman.