2017 FIAT 500X

2017 FIAT 500X
MSRP range
$19,995 - $27,050

Pros

  • Distinctive and well-made cabin with easy-to-use tech controls
  • Reasonably priced
  • offers safety features not usually available in this class

Cons

  • Meager cargo room
  • Confused and clunky automatic transmission
  • So-so fuel economy
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If you are tired of the same old same old....
Robert DiGia, 6/26/2017
I have owned over 65 vehicle in my lifetime, and this 500X hits a sweet spot between form and function. It has that either love it or hate it styling ..which I love...the driving experience with the manual 6 speed and turbo 1.4 gives that sense of control and feel for the road that seems missing in most of the made for the masses CUV's out there...its refreshing to be engaged with the driving experience instead being a slave to the computer controlled automatic transmissions that make a mad dash for the highest ratio gearing no matter what speed you are driving. I guess I am one of the 4% ers that still like to row their own gears in this style of vehicle. The great part of this vehicle is that it has a 4 year/50K bumper to bumper warranty for a car that is priced with incentives at $15K . Add to that fact, that the car is well executed in its fit and finish with better quality materials than what would be found on higher grade trim levels from other manufacturers you can drive away from the dealership confident that you are not feeling car poor and still are driving a car that might arouse some envy from onlookers. ......time will tell if the thrill of commanding a fun to drive stylish CUV will fade, but I suspect given the choice of driving my RAV4 limited or the 500X in my driveway I will grab the keys to the FIAT....she is just so much more fun! I have had the car a year now.... still love driving it. The 4cyl Turbo with the 6 speed is in my opinion the better of the two drivetrains. Unfortunately a buyer cannot option the AWD system with this drivetrain arrangement. FIAT only offers a 4wd with their Jeep Renegade that uses the same platform as the 500x with the turbo and manual setup. I knew that when I bought the car and looked at the Jeep... but the suspension tuning and styling pushed me to the 500x ... I have an AWD vehicle so it wasn’t a big deal to forego the option in the FIAT... so far very pleased... lots of compliments on the car from onlookers at gas stations and parking lots...
Impressive SUV! Worth every penny.
Shawn J, 3/3/2017
I moved into the 500x Trekking AWD from my 2013 FIAT Abarth. I really really liked my Abarth but absolutely love my new 500x! I have some physical disabilities and the Abarth was while very fun to drive also hard for me to drive and was starting to find that people just do not see you in that small of a vehicle. Looking for comfort, and size over the Abarth and the high quality of a precision Italian SUV boy did I find it! The new interior of the 500x Trekking is amazing and the technology in the features blew me away! It may take me a month to learn how to use everything this SUV has to offer. Styling is great and the optional 18" wheel package and AWD I got adds even more tremendous styling. Acceleration is so so but then again I'm coming from the Abarth. Fuel economy is also not real fantastic but still pretty reasonable. Overall I have zero complaints on this SUV. The one serious recommendation I have though is, get either the Trekking AWD or Lounge AWD model. I test drove the Pop and Easy FWD models and they do not even compare. All the bells and whistles with the two higher models are 100% worth it!
500xcellent! Even better after one year.
motoraway, 2/5/2017
I'm a little biased to the Fiat brand having owned a 128 Sport Coupe in the 70's and currently a 2012 500 Abarth. The 500x was something I wanted but had to do a little arm twisting to get my wife on board. We traded her Jeep Wrangler Sport in and I believe we were both happy to say goodbye to what was probably the most uncomfortable vehicle we've owned. We've sacrificed a little space moving into the 500x but aside from that we really love this vehicle. The ride is really comfortable, handling is precise, acceleration is adequate and it's a treat to drive. That's one thing about my Fiats that set them apart from all the other vehicles we've owned. Plain and simple, they are fun to drive! 02/06/2018 - Like a fine wine, this vehicle gets better with age. Still enjoy all aspects of the vehicle very much.
Well made, enjoyable to drive
Ron Lakes, 10/4/2017
My wife and I really love our 500X. It's our second Fiat (we continue to own a 2014 500L). Needless to say, if we've bought a second one, then we must be pretty pleased with our first one (we are!). We purchased our 500X with all the bells and whistles (AWD, safety suite (lane departure warning, lane keep assist, auto emergency braking, back up camera and park assist), leather interior). Our 500X feels very solid over bumps, dips and road imperfections, no squeaks or rattles whatsoever. The 9 Speed transmission is often criticized, but for the most part we're fine with it. It tries to get up into the tallest gear as soon as it can when in normal (when mode selector is in default "Auto" mode). I wish it had a 4th mode where it still wanted to shift up to as high a gear as possible for fuel economy, but was more willing to downshift without having to really stop on the accelerator (as is the case in the "Auto" mode)- a mode somewhere between "Auto" and "Sport". The 3rd mode is "Traction+", which has you pulling away from a stop in 2nd rather than 1st, plus it engages AWD regardless of whether a wheel is slipping or not, as well as a less aggressive accelerator pedal programming. So far no problems, though our 500L has become my commuter car so the 500X doesn't get driven so much. The suspension provides for a very good ride on the whole, though I'd say I slightly prefer the ride of our 500L a bit (it's wheel base is nearly 2 inches longer, and the lower ground clearance makes for a little bit less bouncy-ness due to less suspension travel). The fuel economy could be better- I hope FCA is working on a direct injection version of the 2.4 liter 4 cylinder, or perhaps a new engine entirely. Personally I think the 1.4 liter turbo is the superior engine, but to opt for that in the 500X requires that you accept shifting your own gears via 6 speed manual transmission. I will say the 2.4 liter does well enough in suburban driving, especially if you're lucky on the signal lights, as I've seen better than 35 mpg on occasion. I notice that sales figures have the Jeep Renegade outselling the 500X by about 10:1, but I much prefer the X over the Jeep- how it looks and how it drives, even though they are on essentially the same platform. Finally, the 2018's will have Apple Car Play and Android Auto with FCA's latest Uconnect entertainment suite.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,150
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$23,350
MPG
22 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$27,050
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
MSRP
$25,250
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 FIAT 500X

The 2017 Fiat 500X represents the Italian automaker's entry in the hot compact crossover segment. Though most folks will equate Fiat with its tiny 500 coupe and convertible models, the 500X strikes us as one of its best offerings.

Although not nearly as small as its aforementioned little brothers, the 500X certainly looks like part of that family. Of course it is taller and bulkier and has four doors. Folks more familiar with Fiat's lineup may wonder why the company brought out the 500X when it already had a four-door version of the 500 in the form of the 500L. Though somewhat similar in design and very similar in size, they are quite different under the skin. The L is marketed as a small wagon, whereas the X is a compact crossover that, unlike the L, can be had with a larger engine and available all-wheel drive.

Inside its cabin, the 2017 Fiat 500X impresses with its high-quality materials and user-friendly high-tech features. The overall ambiance is not only more upscale than its Fiat family brethren but nice enough to give pricier and larger crossovers a run for the money. Indeed, if opting for the navigation system opens access to conveniences such as Yelp local search and internet radio (via the owner's smartphone) as well as text-to-speech/speech-to-text and Wi-Fi hot-spot capabilities. Other niceties the 500X offers that are rare for this segment include adjustable driver modes, a heated steering wheel and an advanced safety package with blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and intervention, and forward collision warning with automatic braking. 

This year, Fiat reduced the number of the 500X's trim levels from five to three: Pop, Trekking and Lounge. Standard on the entry-level Pop is a 160-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel-drive powertrain. Optional on the Pop and standard on the  Trekking and Lounge trims isa larger, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower, a nine-speed automatic gearbox, and a choice of standard front- or optional all-wheel drive.

In terms of performance and fuel economy, the Fiat 500X isn't exactly a standout. On the move, the Fiat feels fairly nimble thanks to its firm suspension and flat cornering attitude, but acceleration is just adequate, if slower than that of rivals, and the nine-speed automatic can be caught off-guard, making for clunky gear changes. The EPA fuel economy numbers are a little subpar, ranging from 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway) with the 2.4-liter engine, automatic and all-wheel drive to 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) with the 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual and front-wheel drive.

Overall, the 2017 Fiat 500X strikes us as a very likable small crossover thanks to its handsome cabin, available high-end features, agile nature and healthy dose of Italian style. Let Edmunds help you find the Fiat 500X that's just right for you.

2017 FIAT 500X Overview

The 2017 FIAT 500X is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Lounge 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Trekking 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Lounge 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Trekking 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Pop 4dr SUV (1.4L 4cyl Turbo 6M), and Pop 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A).

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