2020 Fiat 500X Prices, Reviews, and Pictures


It’s hard to find subcompact crossovers with classic Italian design, but the 2020 Fiat 500X does have it. The platform architecture and turbocharged engine are the same as the Jeep Renegade. However, the 500X’s lines look more fluid than the Jeep’s boxy shape. The 500X isn’t very useful and not very fun to drive. This Fiat is expensive and difficult to justify. Fully loaded versions are twice as expensive as smaller, more compact crossovers. We recommend that you look at better-packaged alternatives such as the Hyundai Kona and the Kia Soul, unless you are smitten by its design.

What’s new for 2020?

Fiat has added the 500X Sport model to its lineup. The Sport model is positioned above the Trekking and features a new front with LED headlamps, a Sport badge and body-color side moldings. It also has twin chrome exhaust tips and a restyled rear. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, while 19 inch options are available. The 2020 Fiat 500X Sport has simulated-suede inserts, red stitching on the seats, and a flat-bottomed steering column. There is also aluminum trim on the pedals.

The 2020 Fiat 500X has no distinction between trim levels. Trekking Plus has a few extra features, but they are not available on lower trims. We recommend the Sport model because styling is such an important part of this crossover’s appeal. The 500X’s Sport model comes with 19-inch wheels. The interior details are elegant and well worth the extra money over the Trekking model.

Performance, Transmission and Engine

All 2020 Fiat 500X models are equipped with a turbocharged, 1.3-liter four cylinder engine that produces 177 horsepower. Standard equipment includes a nine-speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive. To optimize traction under different conditions, the all-wheel drive system can be set up with three settings that are customizable by the driver. All models have 17-inch aluminum wheels except for the Sport which comes with standard 18s (optional for both Trekking and Trekking models) or available 19-inch wheels. The 500X, regardless of trim level is not the fastest crossover in its class and it is not the most enjoyable to drive. Although the suspension of the Fiat is great for highway driving, it can lose its grip on back roads. We recommend the Kona or Mazda CX-3 if you are looking for an entertaining SUV.

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

The 2020 Fiat 500X is rated at 24 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway by the EPA.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo

The 500X is cramped in passenger space and its interior materials are not the best in their class. The controls are well-designed and should be suitable for a variety of body types and sizes. The cabin is attractive, especially the Sport model with its upgraded seats. The Fiat 500X can hold a few groceries, but the cargo space is small for an SUV. There are only 14 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 32 cubic yards when folded.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Every 2020 Fiat 500X comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. It supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Trekking Plus includes a factory navigation system. It’s an optional feature on the Trekking and Sport. All trims have an upgraded Beats audio system, except for the base Pop. Each 500X comes with two USB charging ports located at the bottom of its center stack.

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