2019 Fiat 500X

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2019 Fiat 500X Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Ever imagined how would Jerry the mouse on steroids would look like? Pretty similar to our 2019 Fiat 500x. This pumped up crossover is still stealing hearts with its peppy headlamps and cheesy color palette.

With a base price of just $19,995, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is an improved and grownup version of its sibling the Fiat 500 by offering all-weather reliability and enhanced spaciousness, without compromising its classic Italian styling.

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Pros

User-friendly tech controls on a well made and distinctive cabin

Very reasonable price for a crossover

Offers lot of safety features

Exterior styling complemented by good handling and ride quality

Cons

Compromised cargo space for an SUV

Automatic transmission fails to impress

Fuel economy is not up to mark

Infotainment screens could have been bigger

What's New?

More powerful 1.3L turbocharged engine

Minor face-lift

Standard All-Wheel drive


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24490

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

177 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

210 lb.-ft. @ 2200 rpm

transmission

9-speed automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

167.2 in.

width

75.5 in.

height

63.7 in.

curb weight

3305 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

12.2 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/29 mpg

highway range

368.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

yes


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Styles

 2019 Fiat 500X in Amore Red Metallic color  2019 Fiat 500X in Arancio color  2019 Fiat 500X in Bianco Gelato color  2019 Fiat 500X in Blu Venezia color
Amore Red Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Fiat 500X Pop

Pop

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$24,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Pop 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $24,490 MSRP (23 mpg/26/29 mpg) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Fiat 500X Blue Sky Edition

Blue Sky Edition

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$25,685


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Blue Sky Edition 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $25,685 MSRP (23 mpg/26/29 mpg) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Fiat 500X Trekking

Trekking

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$25,995 - $29,195


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trekking 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $25,995 MSRP (23 mpg/26/29 mpg) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
Trekking Plus 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $29,195 MSRP (23 mpg/26/29 mpg) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Fiat 500X Urbana Edition

Urbana Edition

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$26,890


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Urbana Edition 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $26,890 MSRP (23 mpg/26/29 mpg) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed automatic all wheel drive TBD

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth Convertible
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2017 Fiat 500 Convertible
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MPG: 29 combined

2017 Fiat 500X
7.3/10

Engine: 160 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.4 L I4

MPG: 28 combined

2018 Fiat 124 Spider
7.2/10

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2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback
7.4/10

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MPG: 30 combined

2018 Fiat 500X
7.2/10

Engine: 160 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.4 L I4

MPG: 28 combined

Expert Review


John Bedrow April 29, 2019


Catering to different driving conditions, the three settings of the drive-mode system just adds to versatility and fun driving experience. With an abundance of Hi-fi techs and safety features, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is worth checking out.

Under the hood of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV, you will find either a 1.3-liter 4cylinder engine or a 2.4-liter 4cylinder engine depending on the trim level you choose. It also determines which transmission you would prefer more – a six speed manual or a nine speed automatic. Front wheel drive remains standard, with an optional all wheel drive system.

2019 Fiat 500X Features

Trim Urbana Trekking Pop
MSRP (AWD) $ 26890 $29195 $24490
Key Features The Lounge includes all of the above options and an auto-dimming rearview mirror  the larger engine and all of the above features (minus the rearview camera and parking sensors)  16-inch steel wheels full power accessories heated mirrors remote locking and unlocking cruise control 
  an eight-speaker audio system and a rear cargo cover. upgraded cloth upholstery and a removable height-adjustable cargo floor panel. All-wheel-drive models also get 17-inch alloy wheels and a center armrest.
    adjustable drive modes  Remote engine start and keyless entry and ignition are included if the 2.4-liter engine is ordered. 
    rear privacy glass an upgraded information display  a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and a USB port. 
    along with 17-inch alloy wheels foglights  height-adjustable front seats a fold-flat front passenger seat a 60/40-split folding rear seat 
      air-conditioning a driver information display 

The 1.3-liter 4cylinder engine and manual transmission is standard in the Pop trim of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV and so is the front wheel drive. As for the 2.4 liter, 4cylinder engine is standard on the Trekking and Lounge trims and optional for the Pop trim. The Trekking and Lounge trims get a 9speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive as a standard, while you can opt for an all wheel drive system as well.

What we recommend?

The mid-priced Trekking trim of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV strikes as well balanced to us. Apart from having a better engine, it also houses loads of features such as an upgraded information display and improved cloth upholstery, height adjustable cargo floor panel, rear privacy glass and much more.

2019 Fiat 500X Engine

Engine and Transmission

You get two power choices with the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV - a turbo power engine with manual transmission and a naturally aspirated engine with automatic transmission. Dynamic Drive System tags along the latter combination that includes three different modes Auto, Sport and Traction+. The 2.4-liter 4cylinder engine produces 180 horsepower and 175-pound feet of torque teaming up with Chrysler's 9speed automatic transmission. However, the Sport mode suffers through slow gearshifts and takes forever to accelerate. The 6speed manual transmission is available with the 1.4-liter 4cylinder engine and it manages to produce 160 horsepower and 184-pound feet of torque.

The all wheel drive system contributes towards improving the fuel economy by completely disconnecting the rear wheels and driveshaft via its axle-disconnection system and the on-fly-fly system engages itself on detecting low traction.

Models

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

MSRP

$19,995

$19,960

$22,990

$21,000

Engine

1.3L 4cyl

2.0L 4cyl

1.4L 4cyl

1.4L 4cyl

Transmission

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

177 hp

146 hp

138 hp

138 hp

Torque

184 lb-ft

146 lb-ft

148 lb-ft

148 lb-ft

In comparison to its rivals, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV has the highest engine output making it strongest with 160 horsepower and 184 pound feet of torque. It is followed by the least pricy Mazda CX-3 with a lower output of 146 horsepower and 146 pound feet of torque. The Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Trax, being the top two costliest in the group, don't impress with its power generation as the both share the low output of 138 horsepower and 148 pound feet of torque.

Acceleration

Something that won't highly impress you about the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is its acceleration. The manual transmission feels the lack of power while the automatic transmission demonstrates clunky gearshifts at low speed, which hampers its acceleration up to a great extent.

Models

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

0-60 MPH

8.5 sec

8.5 sec

7.8 sec

9.3 sec

Quarter mile

16.3 sec

15.8 sec

16.2 sec

17.2 sec

Engine

2.4L

2.0L

1.4L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.3

5.7

6.3

9.3

The Buick Encore proves to be the fastest right off the line by accelerating from zero to 60 mph in just 7.8 seconds. The 2019 Fiat 500X SUV and the Mazda share a similar timing of 8.5 seconds while the Chevrolet is the slowest by quite a margin and hit the 60 mph mark in 9.3 seconds.

Over the quarter mile, things stir up a bit as the Mazda exceeds the other and covers the distance in 15.8 seconds leaving behind the initially fastest Buick Encore, which does it in 16.2 seconds. The 2019 Fiat 500X SUV follows with a difference of just a millisecond while the Chevrolet continue to be the slowest among the four and manages to cover the quarter mile distance in 17.2 seconds.

Adding to the miseries of the Chevrolet, it ends up being the car with the highest emissions while the Mazda boasts the least emission ratings.

Handling and Steering

The firmly tuned suspension and the substantial body structure of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV help it to absorb road bumps and ruts more effectively. Even though the electric power steering system lacks the necessary feedback, it is very responsive and accurate. The strut type suspension further enhances its effectiveness during corners.

Braking

The best input-feature in terms of performance in the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is undoubtedly, it's braking. The brake feedback is commendable to stop this 3000 pounder SUV.

Model

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

Brake Front (in.)

12.0

11.0

11.8

11.8

Brake Rear (in.)

11.0

11.1

10.6

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

2967

2809

3237

2805

60-0 MPH (ft.)

123

117

119

119

However, in comparison with its rivals, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV has the less effective stopping power as it brings the car at halt from 60 mph by covering 123 feet. The Mazda impresses once again by becoming the fastest to stop the vehicle in just 117 feet. The Buick and the Chevrolet share similar stats once again by stopping the vehicle in 119 feet coming down from 60 mph.

2019 Fiat 500X Fuel Economy

The fuel economy of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV may not be the best in its class, but for an SUV it's quite impressive. The 1.4-liter engine is more fuel efficient with economy ratings of 25 mpg in cities, 33 mpg on highways and 28 mpg combined. The 2.4-liter engine undergoes a slight dip due to its increased performance and is rated at 22 mpg in cities, 31 mpg on highways and 27 mpg combined.

Model

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

MPG (city)

25

29

25

25

MPG (highway)

33

34

33

33

MPG (combined)

28

31

28

28

Leading the charts once again is the Mazda with its most efficient fuel economy ratings of 29 mpg in cities, 34 mpg on highway and 31 mpg combined. The 2019 Fiat 500X SUV, along with the Buick and Chevrolet share equal ratings of 25 mpg in cities, 33 mpg on highways and a combined economy of 28 mpg.

2019 Fiat 500X Interior

Seating and comfort

The 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is comparatively smaller than conventional SUVs and that is one reason that makes the rear seats congested, especially the compromised headroom due the optional sunroof. Front seat occupants will have more than enough space to relax their muscles and stretch out their legs. They offer ample amount of adjustments so it doesn't matter how tall or short the driver is.

Model

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.1/54.3/41.4

38.4/53.5/41.7

39.58/54.18/40.82

39.6/54.1/40.8

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/52.8/34.8

37.2/50.4/35.0

38.78/52.55/35.75

38.8/52.8/35.7

All the four vehicles have the similar passenger capacity of five.

In case of front row seats, the Chevrolet has the most headroom while it's the largest legroom for the Mazda. Vice versa, the Chevrolet has the least legroom and the Mazda suffers from the lack of headroom.

Coming to the rear seats, the Chevrolet houses the most generous headroom while it's the Buick with the largest legroom. The Mazda continues to suffer from the lack of enough headroom while it's the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV with the least legroom.

Interior Features

  • 6 way manually adjustable driver and passenger seat with height adjustments
  • Split folding rear seatbacks
  • 4 one touch power windows
  • External temperature display
  • Tilt and telescopic electric power steering with audio and cruise controls
  • Turn signal in mirrors
  • Keyless ignition and hands free entry
  • Air conditioning
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Infotainment

The Uconnect infotainment system of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV comes with a 6.5-inch touch screen display and has many user-friendly features like navigation, remote locking, text-to-speech, radio through smart phones and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities.

  • 6 total speakers
  • USB connection with external media control
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Satellite radio
  • AM/FM stereo

Cargo

There is roughly 14.1 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats of the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV. When the seats are the folded, it increases to 39.8 cubic feet of trunk space.

Model

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3)

14.1

12.4

18.80

18.7

Cargo Volume rear 2nd row folded (ft.3)

39.8

44.5

48.40

48.4

The Buick and the Chevrolet house the most spacious trunk space while the Mazda least accommodating with the rear seats up.

When the seats are folded though, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV becomes the least accommodating with the Buick and Chevrolet continuing to lead the charts.

2019 Fiat 500X Exterior

Dimensions and Weight

Belonging to the line of small SUVs and crossovers, the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV offers a spunky exterior look with its ruggedness and classic cues.

Model

Fiat Pop

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Buick Encore

Chevrolet Trax SUV

Curb weight (lbs.)

2967

2809

3237

2805

Length(in)

167.2

168.3

168.41

167.6

Width(in)

70.7

69.6

69.85

69.9

Height(in)

63.1

60.7

65.26

64.8

Ground clearance (in)

7.007

6.1

6.22

6.2

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

101.2

100.60

100.6

Track width (in) F/R

60.9/61.0

60.0/59.9

60.62/60.62

60.6/60.6

The 2019 Fiat 500X SUV is a mix-match of dimensions when compared to its rivals, as it is the shortest in length, has the most width and the highest ground clearance. It also shares the largest wheelbase with the Mazda, which is the least wide, shortest and has the lowest ground clearance. The Buick is the heaviest among the four other than being the longest and tallest. It shares the smallest wheelbase as the Chevrolet, which is the lightest of all.

Exterior Features

  • Privacy glass
  • Rear defogger, rear spoiler and rear window wiper
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Cornering lights and daytime running lights
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Front fog lights and driving lights
  • Ventilated front disc brakes and solid rear disc brakes
  • Turn signal mirrors

2019 Fiat 500X Safety

Stability control, rearview camera and hill start assist are some of the standard safety features in the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV. Opting for the Advanced Safety Package adds lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems, rear cross traffic detection, blind spot monitors and automatic emergency braking.

  • Airbags Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger includes dual-stage front airbags,1 safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors, safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, restraint control module and Front-Passenger Sensing System
  • Airbag Driver's knee1
  • Airbags Front-seat side1
  • Airbags Side-curtain1
  • AdvanceTrac electronic stability control
  • Belt-Minder front safety belt reminder
  • Child-safety rear door locks Perimeter alarm
  • Remote Keyless Entry System with integrated keyhead transmitter remotes (2)
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare)

2019 Fiat 500X Competition

Mazda CX-3 SUV

Edgy styling and accurate handling are some of the attributes that give the Mazda CX-3 SUV its highly able avatar. The 2-liter 4cylinder engine and 6speed automatic transmission represent its power source. The groundbreaking weight reduction measures employed by Mazda along with its sport-tuned suspension are what make it a pleasure to drive. The cabin highlights some of the modern driving aids, and the use of high quality materials amplifies its appealing design. In comparison with the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV, it has a much lower engine output but has an equal acceleration. What makes it better than the Fiat is its braking power and fuel economy.

Buick Encore

Breaking all the stereotypes, the small yet powerful Buick Encore proves that even a small crossover can have the traits of a Big SUV. The stylish cabin and the quiet interiors are a perfect combination for a comfortable ride experience. The agile handling covers up for the lack of feedback in the steering. The 1.4-liter turbo 4 engine is inclined towards a more efficiency rather than performance. When compared with the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV, we find that the Buick lack tremendously in engine output but manages to pull off a better acceleration performance. It is as fuel efficient as the Fiat and has improved braking abilities.

Chevrolet Trax SUV

Even though it's not as adventurous as the name suggests, the Chevrolet Trax is definitely an exciting and fun to drive crossover. The spacious cabin and smooth ride quality isn't hindered upon by the 1.4 liter inline four engine. The suspension is tuned for comfortable terrains rather than sporty settings. An Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system features a 7-inch touch screen display. Up against the 2019 Fiat 500X SUV, the Trax has a less powerful engine and poor acceleration. The brakes are better and the fuel economy is similar.

2019 Fiat 500X Final Verdict

The 2019 Fiat 500x is not a puppy faced SUV anymore. Updated with a smaller yet powerful 1.3L turbocharged engine, this peppy little ride now produces much better numbers than its predecessors. With updated interiors, Fiat has focussed over the creature comfort as well.

Though competition is tough but this SUV might attract people who'd love a compact yet spacious ride. A much better engine with standard AWD adds a little more spice to this SUV.