The 2018 Fiat 500X represents the Italian automaker's entry in the growing subcompact crossover segment. Most folks will equate Fiat with its tiny 500 coupe and convertible models, but the 500X strikes us as one of its best offerings.
Although not nearly as small as its aforementioned siblings, the 500X certainly looks like part of that family. Folks more familiar with Fiat's lineup might 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. Unlike the L, the 500X can be had with a larger engine and available all-wheel drive.
Inside, the 2018 Fiat 500X impresses with its high-quality materials and user-friendly high-tech features. The overall ambience is nice enough to give pricier and larger crossovers a run for the money. Indeed, a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard equipment. 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.
The Fiat 500X is available in three trim levels: Pop, Trekking and Lounge. The entry-level Pop comes with 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 is a 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, it 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 to 28 mpg combined, depending on the trim level and configuration.
Overall, the 2018 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.
2018 FIAT 500X Overview
The 2018 FIAT 500X is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include Lounge 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), Pop 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), and Lounge 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A). 500X models are available with a 2.4 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 180 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 500X comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed automatic. The 2018 500X comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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2018 fiat 500x Lounge 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2018 fiat 500x Pop 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/29 highway MPG
2018 fiat 500x Lounge 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded 25 combined MPG 22 city MPG/30 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 FIAT 500X?
Available FIAT 500X 2018 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: Trekking, Lounge, Easy, Pop, Trekking Plus