2016 FIAT 500X Trekking Plus 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
Small crossovers like the 500x are popular because they are easy to park, affordable, and packed with safety features including all wheel drive. To that combo, this Fiat adds style and luxury touches. This car was less popular than its Jeep Renegade twin, probably because Fiat had a confusing array of trim levels and packages (which have been simplified since then). Trekking Plus models have slightly more aggressive styling with a satin chrome finish, and are fully loaded with excellent heated front seats (power on the driver's side), heated steering wheel, automatic A/C, fog + cornering lamps, UConnect infotainment with navigation and passive entry/pushbutton start. I am very pleased with the automatic headlights, speed sensitive wipers, dual-pane sunroof and safety equipment that came with the Tracking Plus Collection 2 package of options. I find the drivetrain is smooth and responsive. Parking is easy, thanks to the compact size and backup camera. The adjustable cargo floor is handy, though I prefer it in the upper position with some hidden storage underneath it. Dislikes? It's a bit of a step to get in. Back seat legroom can be tight if front seats are pushed back for tall drivers. Gas mileage is merely average, but refueling is easy—no gas cap to remove. Remote start is handy, but I rarely use it. Plastic door trim is easily scuffed. And the various safety alerts can be pretty loud. Annoyances aside, if you're not paying the depreciation, the 500x is a great choice for its standard features, practical size and attractive styling.
I got this car after trading in my Nissan Maxima. Dealer said it was a great car reliable good on gas so forth. After having a car for less than 6 weeks the car completely shut off on the interstate. The brake locked car would not start. Take it to the dealership dealership has a minute to diagnose it. They tried to say it was an electrical problem. And truth I don't think they know. Now they're saying the engine has locked up. No problems with car until I had an oil change. If I were you I would not get this car. This car needs to be recalled. It is a safety hazard to anyone and their family. It will shut off at high speeds. Will not start and horrible weather. What's even worse is Chrysler will not own up to the fact that this is not a great car this car is deadly. I almost lost my life. Sat in 90 degree weather until a tow truck came to get me and the car. Was not even offered a rental car. Please do yourself a favor and do not get this car.
The Fiat 500X is a joy to drive and will put a smile on your face every time. It has plenty of power, although you won't win many races with it. It is very sure-footed as it has excellent grip and road manners, especially in the frozen stuff with the AWD system. And it is a safe car! I wrecked mine and it literally saved my life. You will enjoy the uniqueness of being one of very few on the road, but don't be concerned. The mechanicals are the same as the Jeep Renegade, so dealer maintenance will always be close by.
Unless it has been improved on the road noise is very annoying on some surfaces. My son and I have done some work on upgrading that issue with sound deadening material and it has helped but still annoying.
I bought this car in December 2015 , 2016 fiat 500x , a month later my nightmare started, I can’t not count how many times my car is being at the dealer , always is a new problem , electrical problems , motor mount are awful, air conditioning, it was one time my car was at the dealer for two month , ah counting also every time with a rental car , I’m very upset and sad with my car , it was the worst purchase ever, I do not recommend it ,they devalued so bad , I did call fiat to get an advise and see how can I get rid off my car and they told me will be something that I have to resolve with the dealer, I went back to the dealer and they didn’t help me at all, I’m desperate with this car , paying every month for something that I know is a piece of garbage!