2020 Fiat 500X

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2020 Fiat 500X Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: December 27, 2019

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The 2020 fiat 500X comes with a flare of classic Italian style otherwise hard to find in the subcompact crossover SUV segment. The Fiat 500X offers an energetic engine and brilliant interior ergonomics. 500X shares its turbo engine and platform architecture with Jeep models

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Pros

Well-made interior with easy-to-use controls.

Powerful Turbo Engine

Standard All-Wheel Drive

Cons

Limited utility with cramped rear and cargo

Over Priced base model

What's New?

The 2020 Fiat 500X comes with a slight change with available Black roof options across the lineup.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24490

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

81 cu.in.

horsepower

177 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

210 lbs.-ft. @ 6500 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.7/60.7

dimensions

wheelbase

101.2 in.

length

167.2 in.

width

70.7 in.

height

63.7 in.

curb weight

3305 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

91.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited


Pictures & Videos

Exterior
Interior
Videos
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Styles

 2020 Fiat 500X in Blue Metallic color  2020 Fiat 500X in Blue Sky Metallic color  2020 Fiat 500X in Graphite color  2020 Fiat 500X in Fire Orange color  2020 Fiat 500X in White Clear Coat color
Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Fiat 500X Pop

Pop

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
27 combined

$24,590


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Pop 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $24,590 MSRP (24/27/30) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3L, Inline 4, Premium
9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

 2020 Fiat 500X Trekking

Trekking

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
27 combined

$25,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trekking 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $25,995 MSRP (24/27/30) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3L, Inline 4, Premium
9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

 2020 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus

Trekking Plus

power
177 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium
mpg
27 combined

$29,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Trekking Plus 4dr SUV AWD (1.3L 4cyl 9A) Starting at $29,495 MSRP (24/27/30) 177 hp @ 5500 rpm, 1.3L, Inline 4, Premium
9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The 2020 Fiat 500X last redesigned in 2019, flaunts a classic Italian style with looks of Mini Copper Countryman but only the looks. The 500x subcompact crossover is struggling hard to appeal to the audience with just its Italian flair and interior styling.Starting MSRP of Fiat 500X is $24,490.

The American love of crossover SUV ‘s puts a strong chance for Fiat to revamp its reputation and also improve the declining sales with a marquee vehicle. The 500X is filled with a lot of standard features with upscale interior design but lacks utility in comparison to the other subcompact rivals like Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Hyundai Kona leading the market share.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
2020 Fiat 500X SUV Rear View
2020 Fiat 500X SUV Rear View

2020 Fiat 500X Features

The 2020 Fiat 500X is a subcompact crossover SUV available in three trims: Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus. This year 500X Sport is newly introduced, covered in a separate review. Every 500X shares the same 1.3L turbo engine mated with 9-speed automatic transmission in a standard all-wheel drive. Fiat 500X features competitive standard features. The Pop starts from $24,490 and rivals against the likes of Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Hyundai Kona.

Fiat 500X Trims

Pop

Trekking

Trekking Plus

MSRP (1.3L turbo 4-cylinder engine AWD)

$24,490

$25,995

$29,195

Key Features

Cloth Low-Back Bucket Seats

Add/Upgrade from Previous Trim

Add/Upgrade from Previous Trim

 

Uconnect infotainment system

Satellite radio

Navigation

 

7-inch touch screen

Available Cold Weather Group package

8-speaker audio system

 

Remote start

Available Comfort Group package

Front and rear parking sensors

 

Rearview camera

Available Driver Assistance Group package

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Available Popular Equipment Group package

Available Urbana package

Leather upholstery

 

 

Optional Beat Premium Audio System

Heated front seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 What do we recommend?

The Fiat 500X is one of the slowest-selling subcompact SUVs with a high rate of decline in sales. The 2020 Fiat 500x is best bought as cheaply as possible, so the best pick will be Pop. The adequate standard features and marquee Italian design can be bought at MSRP of $24,490 approx.

2020 Fiat 500X Engine and Performance

The 2020 Fiat 500X carries forward its 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the 2019 model. The 1.3L turbo runs smoothly and surprisingly, offers best-in-class torque offering better acceleration with quick stop-start reaction and passing. The 9-speed automatic transmission with manual shifts is the only available option with the standard all-wheel-drive.

Models

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

MSRP

$24,490

$25,505

$26,145

$20,100

Engine

1.3-liter I-4 turbo

2.5L Flat-4

1.5-liter I-4 turbo

2.0-liter I-4

Transmission

9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Continuously variable-speed automatic

Continuously variable-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Horsepower

177 hp @ 5500 rpm

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

147 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

210 ft-lbs. @ 2200 rpm

176 ft-lbs. @ 4400 rpm

179 ft-lbs. @ 2000 rpm

132 ft-lbs. @ 4500 rpm

The 1.3L turbo produces sufficient power and moves the 500X smoothly around the city or on the highway. The engine is punchy and transmission is fluidic. However, under stress, the engine starts to buzz.

 How fast is the Fiat 500X?

The 1.3L turbo is the only powertrain option available across the 500X lineup generating 177-horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque. 500X offers best-in-class torque figures, giving it an edge over its rivals.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
2020 Fiat 500X SUV 0-60 MPH in just 8.5 sec

The high torque results in better acceleration but the engine starts to make a lot of noise when put under stress or under heavy acceleration.

Models

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

0-60 MPH (Sec)

8.5

9.6

8.2

7.2

Quarter Mile (Sec)

16.6

17.3

N/A

N/A

Engine

1.3-liter I-4 turbo

2.5L Flat-4

1.5-liter I-4 turbo

2.0-liter I-4

Emission (g/km of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.1

6.1

6.1

5.9

*Data is based on the 2019 model year for the reference.

The 9-speed automatic transmission shifts quickly and efficiently make use of the engine’s low-rpm. For a subcompact SUV, 500X reasonably takes 8.9 seconds to reach 60 mph from rest.

How are the ride quality and handling of Fiat 500X?

The 500X offers capable handling and a smooth ride considering its tall stature. Adequate power and ample torque enable quick maneuvering and lane pass. The advanced all-wheel-drive enables a much better cornering ability with the least body lean and also gives traction advantage in snowy or wet conditions.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Side View
The 500X offers capable handling and a smooth ride considering its tall stature

The electric-assist power steering is not precise and feels numb. However, the suspension is perfectly tuned with a good hydraulic setup. For a subcompact crossover, driving Fiat 500X offers a choppy ride which may not be objectionable.

 Hoe do brakes perform on Fiat 500X?

The Fiat 500X features 4 wheel disc brakes and has an available assisted braking system which includes three functions: Autonomous Emergency Braking, Prefill, and Brake Assist.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Brakes
The Fiat 500X features 4 wheel disc brakes

Models

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive*

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-wheel Drive*

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive*

Brake Front (in.)

12

11.6

11.1

12

Brake Rear (in.)

11

11.2

10.2

11.2

Curb Weight

3305

3520

3337

2890

60-0 mph

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

*Data is based on the 2019 model year for the reference.

There not much known of the braking performance of Fiat 500X, not even officially. Going by the Fiat reputation, The 500X brakes feel grabby especially at lower speeds, which isn’t exciting.

2020 Fiat 500X Fuel Economy

The Fiat 500x does not reflect a healthy appetite and that reflects from its below-average mpg ratings. It may be noted that the 500X comes standard with all-wheel drive while most competitors come with front-wheel drive. The standard all-wheel-drive system uses a disconnecting rear axle to improve efficiency.

Model

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

MPG (City) m/g

24

26

28

27

MPG (Combined) m/g

26

29

30

30

MPG (Highway) m/g

30

33

34

33

Fuel Capacity (lbs.)

12.7

16.6

14

13.2

Range (Cty/Hwy)

305 / 381 miles

432 / 548 miles

392 / 476 miles

356 / 436 miles

The Fiat 500X is trailing slightly in terms of fuel efficiency from its rivals. The Honda CR-V tops the list with 28/34 MPG (City/highway).

2020 Fiat 500X Interior

The 2020 Fiat 500X is a five-seater subcompact SUV with intelligent interior design. The layout of controls is good making them easily accessible. On the downside, the quality of the material used in the base model is below par and the cabin feels tight. 500x enables an easy slip-in and out, thanks to a generous door opening.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front Seats

The front seats are spacious and comfortable but the rear legroom feels cramped. The 500x flaunts tall windows for better outward visibility but the thick pillars nullify the effect.

Model

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (in.) Headroom

39.1

40.2

40.1

39.6

Front (in.) Shoulder room

54.3

58.2

57.9

55.5

Front (in.) Legroom

41.4

43.3

41.3

41.5

Rear (in.) Headroom

37.8

37.7

39.2

37.8

Rear (in.) Shoulder room

52.8

57.2

55.6

54.5

Rear (in.) Legroom

34.8

39.4

40.4

34.6

Key Interior Feature:

  • 4-way Power Driver Lumbar Adjust
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather-trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Rear 60/40 folding seats
  • Air -Conditioning with Dual Zone Control
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Latch ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Remote-start System
  • Speed Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring Display

What are the Infotainment features in Fiat 500X?

The 2020 Fiat 500X features standard Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the lineup. The top trim Trekking Plus gets a navigation and SiriusXM Radio otherwise optional with Pop and Trekking. The available BeatsAudio premium sound system includes eight speakers and a subwoofer for studio-quality sound, optional across the lineup except for base trim i.e. Pop.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Infotainment System
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Infotainment screen

The Fiat 500X shares its Uconnect infotainment system with other sister-concerns, including Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, and Ram. The infotainment system of the FCA family has a good reputation in the market for being one of the most intuitive multimedia systems.

Key infotainment features:

  • 0-inch Touchscreen display
  • Available Beats Premium Audio System
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual USB ports
  • Integrated Voice command with Bluetooth
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • USB hotspot flip

How big is the Cargo of Fiat 500X?

For a subcompact SUV, Fiat 500X offers below-average cargo space which is just enough to store a few groceries bag.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV Cargo Space
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV has a Cargo Volume of 14.1 (cu. ft.)

The cargo capacity of 14 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 32 cubic feet when rear seats are folded is low.

Model

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

14.1

35.4

39.2

19.2

The Fiat 500X is ranked even below Kona which offers 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space. The Fiat 500X also has a tall stature due to larger wheels as well which further increases the liftover height.

The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Interior
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Interior
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Center Console
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Center Console
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Seats
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Seats

2020 Fiat 500X Exterior

Fiat 500X leverages the iconic Cinquecento’s footprint to deliver classic Italian style with space and utility, featuring additional ground clearance with 17-,18- and new 19-inch wheels. The 500X’s dual-pane sunroof (available on all trim levels) offers a power-sliding panoramic roof with side glass panels, which match with the body-side sheet metal for an open and spacious effect.

2020 Fiat 500X SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Fiat 500X SUV 3 Quarter View

Fiat 500X Trekking features rugged look with Satin Silver accents with unique front and rear fascia designs for a more distinct, adventurous look.

Model

Fiat 500X Pop All-wheel Drive

Subaru Forester All-wheel Drive

Honda CR-V LX Front-Wheel Drive

Hyundai Kona SE Front Wheel Drive

Curb weight (lbs.)

3305

3520

3337

2890

Length(in)

167.2

182.1

182.1

164

Width(in)

70.7

71.5

73

70.9

Height(in)

63.1

67.5

66.1

61

Ground clearance (mm)

7.9

8.7

7.8

6.7

Wheelbase (in)

101.2

105.1

104.7

102.4

Track width (in) F/R

60.7/60.7

61.6/61.8

N/A

N/A

 Exterior Features

  • 17/18/19-inch Wheels
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Bi-function LED Projector Headlamps
  • LED Daytime Running Headlamps
  • Body-Colored Rear Spoilers
  • Black/Chrome Exterior Accents
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV 3rd quarter View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV 3rd quarter View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Exterior
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Exterior
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Side View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Side View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View
The 2020 Fiat 500X SUV Front View

2020 Fiat 500X Safety

The 2020 Fiat 500x has been crash-tested by neither National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The standard features include Airbags, Dynamic control selector, electric parking brake, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and a rearview camera.

The available Advanced Driver Assistance package adds adaptive sped control, adaptive cruise control, automatic headlamp control, blind-spot and cross-path detection with a forward-collision warning system. The above package though is not available with Pop trim.

Safety Features

  • Airbags
  • Front and Rear Park Assist and adaptive cruise control
  • Forward Collision Warning-Plus
  • LaneSense Lane Departure Warning-Plus
  • Blind-spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Path detection
  • rain-sensing windshield wipers

2020 Fiat 500X Competition

Fiat 500X Vs Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester is a standard all-wheel-drive with good ground clearance granting dynamism and better off-roading capability than Fiat 500X. On the downside, Subaru Forester feels underpowered but compensates with ample standard driver-assistance features and generous cargo capacity.

2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester

Fiat 500X Vs Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V is one of the highest-selling Sub-compact SUV with quick acceleration and thrifty fuel economy. The roomy interior with generous cargo capacity adds utility and comfort. The CR-V handles responsibly through the corners and offers plentiful storage cubbies. The only drawback felt is the finicky touchscreen. Overall, Honda CR-V is way ahead from Fiat 500X.

2020 Honda CR-V
2020 Honda CR-V

 Fiat 500X Vs Hyundai Kona

The lighter Hyundai Kona’s 2.0L naturally-aspirated engines generate lower power than Fiat 500X but compensates with a better fuel economy. Though Kona offers an optional turbocharged engine which is quick. Also, Kona offers better practicality and utility over Fiat 500X, especially in the city. However, Fiat interior styling and comfort in middle and top trim is way better than Kona.

2020 Hyundai Kona
2020 Hyundai Kona

 

2020 Fiat 500X Final Verdict

The 500X seems to be an underrated car and misjudged at times. 1.3L turbo drives the Italian beauty powerfully through the circuit with upscale interior design, complementing the drive. The comfortable seats and excellent infotainment system seem to be a cherry on the cake. The lack of utility and questionable handling puts it way behind the rivals. In the bigger than every crossover segment, Fiat 500X needs to revive itself with a focus on dispensing subcompact SUV duties perfectly.