Fiat’s ‘500’ brand is absolutely huge these days, and it extends well beyond the small city car that might come to mind first.
There’s a 500 convertible, an electric 500, even a 500 MPV, but one of the most popular is the 500X – a stylish yet practical crossover that’s ideal for those that have outgrown the regular hatchback.
Coming in a range of guises, and benefitting from recent updates, it’s a great alternative to a Nissan Juke or Renault Captur. Here’s what you need to know about it before buying.
What engines are available?
It’s purely petrol engines that will power your 500X these days, with two versions available.
The first is a turbocharged 1.0-litre unit that produces 118bhp, and which uses a manual gearbox and front-wheel-drive. With this engine, the 500X is capable of a 0-60mph time of 10.7 seconds and a top speed of 117mph, while Fiat claims it can return 45.6mpg, with CO2 emissions of 142g/km.
Fiat also offers a more powerful turbocharged 1.3-litre unit, which produces 148bhp, and is able to go from 0-60mph in 8.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 124mph. It’s marginally less efficient, with Fiat claiming 41.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 154g/km. This engine also only comes with an automatic transmission, though remains front-wheel-drive.
What trim levels are offered?
Fiat offers a range of trim levels on the 500X, with equipment highlights and prices as follows.
Pop – from £19,685
Even entry-level 500X models come with plenty of equipment, with a seven-inch touchscreen with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included, along with 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, electric windows, air conditioning and electric door mirrors. Lane keep assist and traffic sign recognition are also fitted.
Connect – from £20,765
The Connect adds more stylish looks thanks to its 17-inch alloy wheels, along with tinted rear windows and body-coloured door mirrors. You also get a leather steering wheel and gearstick, automatic lights and wipers and rear parking sensors.
Hey Google – from £21,765
This special edition model unsurprisingly comes around as part of a collaboration with Google, and gains details inspired by the tech giant’s logo, along with a tweaked touchscreen system with Google integration.
Cross – from £22,565
The Cross gets chunkier styling than the rest of the 500X range, while also benefiting from large 19-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, dual-zone climate control and satellite navigation. A reversing camera is also included, along with LED headlights.
Sport – from £24,065
The Sport brings a range of stylish details like 18-inch alloy wheels, black styling accents, aluminium pedals, a titanium dashboard and an Alcantara steering wheel.
What about personalisation?
Fiat prides itself on its personalisation and the 500X is no exception to the rule. A range of colour schemes are available, including a two-tone look that sees the top half of the car painted black. Various alloy wheel designs are available, too.
If you want to push the boat out, you can splash out on leather upholstery, either in black or brown, while various option packs are on offer. You might want to choose the Winter Pack for £400 – adding heated seats and a heated windscreen – while the £1,000 Driver Assistance Pack brings features like auto high beam assist, blind spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking.Enquire on a new Fiat 500X