The 2016 Fiat 500X is based on Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s new global platform, which it shares with the 2015 Jeep Renegade. The 500X looks similar to the traditional Fiat 500 hatchback but was designed with the North American market in mind from the beginning.
The new compact crossover opens the door for more customers who are looking for more practicality and space compared to the 500 city car.
The base Pop trim level 500X is powered by a turbocharged 1.4 L four-cylinder engine, which produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb.ft. torque. The engine is backed by a standard six-speed manual transmission.
The Pop trim level 500X can be optioned with a 2.4 L naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb.ft. torque. This engine is backed by a standard nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Easy, Trekking, Lounge, and Trekking Plus trim level 500X are powered by the 2.4 L Tigershark four-cylinder engine and feature the nine-speed automatic gearbox.
An All-Wheel-Drive system is available on all five trim levels for an additional $1,900. During normal driving conditions, the system disconnects the rear axle to save fuel.
The 2016 Fiat 500X compact crossover is the newest addition to the Italian/American Automaker’s Global portfolio.
In the U.S., the Fiat 500X will be available in five trim levels. The base Pop trim level retails for $20,900 and the top-of-the-range Trekking Plus trim level retails for $27,100.
The Pop ($20,900) trim level includes an USB port, 3.5 inch personalized driver information digital cluster display, heated power exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and body colored instrument panel.
The Easy ($22,300) trim level adds Uconnect 5.0 system with 5.0 inch color touch screen, 17 inch aluminum wheels, and deep-tinted windows.
The Trekking ($23,100) trim level adds satin chrome exterior accents, cornering fog lamps and automatic headlamps, 3.5 inch full color driver information digital cluster display, and a stone finished instrument panel.
The Lounge ($24,850) includes every option from the Easy trim level but adds ambient lighting, Uconnect system with 6.5 inch full color touch screen, GPS navigation and HD radio, Park View rear backup camera, cornering fog lamps and automatic headlamps, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel.
The Trekking Plus ($27,100) includes all the options from the Trekking trim level and adds 18 inch aluminum wheels, leather trim interior, Park Sense rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection, Park View rear backup camera, heated front seats, and heated steering wheel.
The 2016 Fiat 500X is currently on sale nationwide. If you are in a market for a compact crossover, then you should definitely check out the Fiat 500X.