Buyer’s guide to the Fiat 500X

Buyer’s guide to the Fiat 500X

Fancy getting behind the wheel of this hot Italian? We have everything you need to know…

With the crossover market in full bloom, there’s an impressive selection to choose from with almost every mainstream manufacturer in on the trend.

One of the quirkier offerings is the Fiat 500X. Inspired by the smaller 500 supermini, the X takes that styling and applies it to a larger and more practical package — without losing any of its funk. Looking to make one your next purchase? Here’s what you should know…

What engines are on offer?

Two petrol engines are offered on the Fiat 500X. There’s no diesel or electrified options currently in its line-up.

Kicking off the range is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder unit producing 118bhp and 190Nm. Power is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, resulting in a 0-60mph time of 10.7 seconds and a 117mph top speed. In entry-level Urban guise, it’s said to return 43.5mpg while emitting 129g/km of CO2.

Topping the 500X engine selection is a 1.3-litre unit developing 148bhp and 270Nm of torque, delivered to the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. As a result, 0-60mph is covered in 8.9 seconds with a 124mph top speed possible. When deployed in Urban trim, it’s claimed to achieve 42.8mpg with emissions weighing in at 134g/km of CO2.

What trims are available?

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Fiat offers a wide range of trims for its 500X crossover, ranging from more comfort-oriented models to sportier choices. Here’s how the range lines up:

Urban — from £18,500

Equipment highlights: Seven-inch touchscreen display with DAB radio and Bluetooth support, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cruise control, start/stop engine function, LED daytime running lights, Lane assist with Intelligent Speed Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, body-coloured dashboard, 16-inch alloy wheels, leather steering wheel

City Cross — from £19,540

In addition to Urban: anthracite skid plates, body-coloured door mirrors, satin-finish door handles, 17-inch alloy wheels

S-Design — from £20,700

In addition to City Cross: 17-inch black alloy wheels, dark tinted rear windows, black exterior detailing and door mirrors

Cross Plus — from £21,500

In addition to City Cross: 3D navigation, automatic dual-zone climate control, roof bars, 18-inch alloy wheels, dusk-sensing LED headlights, rear parking sensors, reversing camera

Sport — from £22,460

In addition to Cross Plus: Sport Plus pack, dual chrome exhaust, flat-bottomed steering wheel with Alcantara inserts, LED fog lights, 18-inch alloys with black accents

Can I personalise it?

Though Fiat doesn’t offer a bespoke personalisation service, there’s a lot of choices when it comes to customers making their 500X tailored to them.

A huge spectrum of colours is available, ranging from darker and sophisticated hues to eye-catching bright colours that allow the body details to pop. A variety of wheels are offered across the range too, with each trim offering a different selection, while there’s a good amount of interior stitching options available. It’s easy to get lost in the car’s online configurator, so we’d encourage you trying that for yourself before heading back to CarKeys for the best deals.

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