On sale now, the 2016 Fiat 500X is the Italian brand’s entry into the popular crossover SUV segment. Starting at $20,000 (MSRP), the 2016 Fiat 500X offers more interior space than the Fiat 500 two-door hatchback without sacrificing the model’s iconic style. At just under 170-inches long, the chic 2016 Fiat 500X comes with four doors, seating for five and is available with all-wheel drive. While the 500X is bigger than the Fiat 500, Fiat’s crossover SUV is still a small vehicle. In fact, the Jeep Cherokee is more than a foot longer than the little 500X.
Available in five well-equipped trim levels – the sensible Pop, Easy and Lounge cruisers, and the rugged Trekking and Trekking Plus – all 500Xs come standard with remote keyless entry, power windows, a 3.5-inch TFT display in the gauge cluster, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, a fold-flat front seat and seven airbags. Noteworthy features include a lane departure warning system, a forward collision warning system, a giant panoramic sunroof and a big 6.5-inch UConnect touchscreen system with navigation, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.
A standard turbocharged 4-cylinder engine packs 160 horsepower and earns an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined. Meanwhile, a bigger 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine brings an additional 20 horsepower. Mated exclusively to a 9-speed automatic transmission, the 180 horsepower engine comes standard on Easy, Lounge, Trekking and Trekking Plus trims. Front-wheel drive 500X’s with this powertrain combo earn an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined, while all-wheel drive models clock in at an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.