Used 2018 FIAT 500X Lounge SUV Review
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Lounge 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 9A)
I love my 2018 Fiat 500x Lounge ! Great ride - very maneuverable - tight turning - panoramic sunroof - Beats system - great car perforated leather - 18” tires and aluminum wheels - really nice ride !
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 FIAT 500X Lounge SUV
Pros & Cons
- Distinctive and well-made cabin with easy-to-use tech controls
- Offers safety features not usually available in this class
- Lower-priced trims are quite affordable
- More character and style than many competing small crossovers
- Fuel economy is just average
- Automatic transmission is clunky and easily confused
- Like many rivals, it has limited cargo and passenger space
Which 500X does Edmunds recommend?
The base Pop model is reasonably priced, but you'll be stuck with the manual transmission and 1.6-liter engine combo. Once you add the automatic transmission (and requisite larger engine) to the Pop, it doesn't cost much more to upgrade to the Trekking, which is our pick in the 500X lineup. It's equipped with plenty of convenience and luxury features, and its list of optional extras is more extensive than the Pop's.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 FIAT 500X SUV
We thought the 500X, with 180 horsepower (about 30 to 40 hp more than rivals), would be the segment track star. It isn't. Not bad, just disappointing. In fact, that's how we'd describe the dynamic skills of the 500X in general. The unrefined nine-speed automatic is one area that clearly needs work.
The ride may be a bit rough for some, but it shouldn't be objectionable if you're used to a more firmly sprung car. Seat comfort is excellent and benefits from ample adjustment (including passenger-seat height adjustment, rare for this class). Engine noise is impressively quelled.
The interior feels roomy, at least for occupants up front. Like many subcompact SUVs, the amount of rear legroom is highly dependent on the positioning of the front seats. Materials quality is superior to many in this class.
The 500X's tiny cargo volume is typical for the segment. Four small but useful bins reside up front with usable cupholders. The sloped roofline requires folding the 60/40-split rear seats to carry bulky items, but the movable floor cover can be lowered for more space.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 FIAT 500X in Virginia is:$63.67 per month*