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Quiz: The 2016 Fiat 500X is an Italian crossover SUV you can’t refuse

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.

With so many trims and options, which 2016 Fiat 500X is right for you? Take our quiz to find out.

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