The Honda HR-V is the most spacious urban SUV. The Fiat 500L Living, the smaller minivan with 7 seats. Familiar and comfortable … we open a whole duel capacity and originality.
TO glance have nothing to do these amazing and very interesting Honda HR-V and Fiat 500L Living. Semi-unknown commercially, this Fiat, for those who do not know, is a variant normal 500L elongated 20cm to offer 7 good seats and a larger trunk. Even the price joins both cars as an alternative, as Honda HR-V, animated by a SUV format edgier, costs between 5,000 and 8,000 euros just as finished motor … yes, always with more equipment that a Fiat 500L Living that, instead makings of minivan, plays a very strong change the trump card of an optimal price / volume.
However, if you track the market for precisely a car compact dimensions to ensure the best space for its size, you will find the meeting point: Honda HR-V and Fiat 500L Living are, today, the wider alternative you see, not only in their respective segments, but also between any car measuring 4.35 meters in length … or less. so forget the moment forms and price: if this special Fiat 500L Living is already the smallest minivan market with 7 seats (The next would be a Toyota Verso 10 centimeters longer), the Honda HR-V redefines the possibilities of habitability and loading between urban SUV. Neither the Skoda Yeti always practical equals him. But what makes them so special? And above all,What can be more interesting?
Honda HR-V vs Fiat 500L Living: boxes of surprises
Although two models are still rarely seen on the streets, most notably a Fiat 500L Living with weak commercial acceptance two years after starting sales are not few virtues that hide, It is generally two cars that leave a great taste. Just landed, the Honda HR-V is beginning to engage its aggressive design, sportier and more emotional since you sit behind the wheel, but not without great practicality. And that’s the hard part. Honda, however, is now able to get as anyone: if the Honda CR-V It is actually a large SUV minivan in body, this HR-V today mimics formula shortening its length. It is true that, unlike the best family (and the Fiat 500L Living), has no sliding back row … but neither need it. Or modulating the 2nd row to the maximum, in the Fiat’ll find both rear space as in a Honda also very wide for its size, with the same interior height despite its almost coupé silhouette and good solutions as known Magic Seat Honda (A system that positions the tank under the front seat to allow vertically folded across the back row and use it as cargo space), the folding backrest to a touch or large trunk with 470 liters measured on the tray, but what hide additional 105 liters very practical below to accommodate at least 2 suitcases in hand. Good, modern base of Jazz pays off. And, in the background, it derived from a minivan, curiously unlike the 500L Living.
In fact, more can not stretch and the Small platform Fiat 500L Living, developed at the time by Fiat and GM. A Alfa MiTo Fiat Grande Punto or a standard 500L and also this Living. Their battle is the same as the 500L, but gains more functionality … and not just Add 7 seats that no mistake, they take you out of trouble with a child but are more limited. More interesting seems the height gain back by extending the rear overhang (6 cm more) and trunk. Although no extra cost you can qualify for a Fiat 500L Living 5 seats, the 7 without using the 3rd row and allows a surface flush con minimum 435 liters, they can extended to 530 liters, yes, moving the entire front to 2nd row. Much space by the large glass surface appears superior to Honda HR-V … but not what it becomes. Of course, where the Living takes advantage of its most familiar conception is larger holes scattered around the cabin, completely flat floor or details such as folding tables.
Honda HR-V vs Fiat 500L Living: more or less emotion
None, you see, you will lack space, so is find other differences. What already offer up? Well here any cheating … and none disappoint either. He Honda HR-V lives up to the sportier ambience Transmitting and his image. You feel it from the driving position, with a more precise steering and a change of fantastic touch high for their short trips. It is up to 140 kg lighter than the Living (1411 kg compared to 1550 of 500L), which, together with a firmer suspension also, results in a more agile and sporty handling.
More like driving the Honda HR-V in general, as accurately transmitting driving comfort and good, but it does not mean better car. It’s a matter of personality. If you get carried away by the enthusiasm, the HR-V also conceals that is smaller than the space and touch suggests, showing a predilection for understeer car not long in coming. will not hurt full traction of which today lacks.
In return, and despite offering 280 customization options as good Fiat 500, the 500L Living It has launched a character also more conservative. Family atmosphere results in an easy guidance and a rolling nice and well insulated. Putting them tends to comfort, with more softness buffer and address, together empty into body movement and a less dynamic spirit, but also in a very consistent and striking tread linear stability on fast roads. Better car than its price and size make provision. like character who also show their mechanics.
Honda HR-V vs Fiat 500L Living: their engines
Here, there is not much choice. He Honda HR-V only it offers a 1.5 i-VTEC engine petrol and 130 hp 1.6 i-DTEC Diesel 120 hp, Meanwhile he Fiat 500L Living only reduces the supply Diesel with a 1.3 Multijet 95 hp or this 120 hp 1.6 Mjet. Bet certainly to the upper two Diesel, both with same displacement, and similar figures identical power approval … but a very different result where Honda HR-V passes over the Fiat 500L Living. Matter of better aerodynamics and lightness, but also a supreme performance as always end in the 1.6 i-DTEC Honda: as in Civic or CR-V.
A low grand scheme, this Honda HR-V 1.6 i-DTEC 120 hp sum very tight developments that result in change performance far superior to the Fiat 500L Living 1.6 Multijet 120 bhp and actual consumption about 0.5 l / 100 km less than half (5,2 l / 100 km versus 5.8 l / 100 km), but especially more frugal in urban use: here the Honda has spent us 5,5 l / 100 km by 6.4 l / 100 km of Fiat. There is no doubt that the volume of 500L Living takes its toll on an answer that without becoming alarming in a car family court, it is significantly slower. But is enough to prefer a Honda HR-V considerably more expensive? It may not, but if you add that in general the Honda is more rewarding, modern and best equipped car (and includes new multimedia assistance systems and the 500L Living does not offer), you may already compensates itself.
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