The 2018 version of the Fiat 500X is a reasonably priced affordable car. Its price can be compared with that of other pint – sized crossovers, but the high quality interior materials, exterior design, and the use of interior space make it different.
To be frank, it will be difficult for customers to choose between Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L. Though Fiat 500L is larger than Fiat 500X and it offers a seat to more passenger and cargo room is also bigger, the prices of both models are same. As far as versatility is concerned, Fiat 500X is much more versatile. The car not only offers all-wheel drive but also comes with advanced driver aids which are not available for the 500L model. Moreover, Fiat 500X interior is cooler and attractive than the 500L. Though Fiat 500X comes with an uninspiring fuel economy, it is still a smart pick. The Fiat 500X model of 2018 is a subcompact SUV that kicks most of its rivals out of competition due to its look and intuitive and infotainment system.
Features and Trim levels of Fiat 500X:
As far as the price is concerned, 500X starts with a price tag of $20000 and it goes up to $27500 maximum. The later price is for the Lounge AWD trim.
The Popular Equipment package comes with alloy wheels, a leather – wrapped shift knob, rear parking sensors, steering wheel, front floor mat, rear floor mat, a 6 – speaker audio system, a center armrest, USB port, and satellite radio. The Popular Equipment package is an optional package for Pop trim but is a standard for the Trekking and Lounge trims. In the Trekking trim it adds roof rails, ambient interior lighting, dual – zone climate control, an 8 – way power – adjustable driver seat and a 4 – way power passenger seat. The adjustable driver seat is equipped with 4 – way power lumbar adjustment.
There is a Cold Weather package. As the name suggests, it is a weather package designed especially for cold times. It comes with a windshield de-icer, heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Along with this, in the stand alone option, there is a navigation system as well.
The Premium package includes 18 – inch wheels, a 9 – speaker Beats premium audio system, and a dual – pane sunroof. As a stand – alone option, you get leather seating as well. The Advanced Safety package includes automatic high-beam control, blind – spot monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic wipers, rear cross – traffic alert, automatic brake, a forward collision warning system, and rear parking sensors. This Premium package and Advanced Safety package are available only for Trekking and Lounge trims.
Trim levels –
Fiat 500X SUV is available in 3 trim levels: Pop, Trekking and Lounge. The standard variant of Pop trim comes with a 6 – speed manual transmission which is paired to a 4 – cylinder 1.4 – liter engine. The engine itself is turbo- charged. The 4 – cylinder 1.4 liter engine produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound – feet of torque. There is also availability of a 4 – cylinder, 2.4 liter engine. This engine is optional for the Pop trim but is standard in case of Trekking and Lounge trims. This 4 – cylinder, 2.4 liter engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 pound – feet of torque. Moreover, it is also added with a 9 – speed automatic transmission. All – wheel drive is allowed in models which carries the 2.4 liter engine, otherwise, front – wheel drive is standard across the board.
As far as the standard equipment list for the Fiat 500X Pop trim model is concerned, there is 16 – inch steel wheels, heated mirrors, full power accessories, remote locking, remote unlocking, cruise control, a rearview camera, air conditioning, a driver information display, a fold – flat front passenger seat, height – adjustable front seats, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, adjustable driving modes, Bluetooth, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 7 – inch touchscreen, 17 – inch alloy wheels. Along with this, there is also a 6 – speaker sound system with a USB port. It is potential to carry out Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto functionality.
Now, if the 2.4 liter engine is used, then a remote engine start, keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels, a center armrest, , adjustable driving modes and ignition are also added.
The Trekking trim comes with all the above mentioned features except the parking sensors. Along with all those, the followings are included: automatic headlights, rear privacy glass, fog lights, an upgraded information display system, upgraded cloth upholstery, adjustable drive modes. There is also a height – adjustable and removable cargo floor panel.
The Lounge trim comes with all the options of the Trekking trim and is also incorporated with chrome exterior trim, a rear cargo cover, an 8 – speaker audio system, an auto – dimming rear view mirror.
If you are okay to be stuck with a comparatively weak engine and manual transmission then the Pop trim is okay for you. On the other hand, if you want to gear up for the 2.4 liter engine then we recommend you to get the Trekking trim instead of adding the optional over the Pop trim since the Trekking trim offers plenty other luxuries and also qualifies for other convenience packages.