Introduced in 2016, the 500X is Fiat’s first and, so far, only crossover SUV model which, unsurprisingly, is a subcompact. And as we write this, it could be Fiat’s only four-door model for 2021 since the demise of the 500 hatchback and the apparent disappearance of the 500L wagon. There are no changes for the 500X this year following 2020’s addition of a Sport trim level.
This year, the 500X comes in Pop, Trekking, Sport and Trekking Plus trim levels. All share a 1.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Pop trim comes dressed in 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, passive keyless entry, and LED taillights.
Inside, you get air conditioning, power windows, a 3.5-inch driver info display, a 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a six-speaker stereo, a leather-trimmed shift knob, and tire pressure monitoring.
Trekking trim brings auto on/off headlights, satellite radio, a height-adjustable cargo floor, and cornering fog lights.
Sport brings 18-inch wheels and a sport steering wheel.
Trekking Plus reverts to 17-inch wheels, and adds LED headlights, a front wiper de-icer, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, an eight-speaker stereo, leather upholstery, a 12-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and front and rear park assist.
To Pop trim, you can add a popular equipment group of automatic headlights, rear park assist, and satellite radio. A sport appearance group brings 18-inch wheels, cornering fog lights, and dark grey exterior trim.
Trekking offers heated front seats and a wiper de-icer in a cold weather group, while a comfort group brings dual-zone A/C, auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, and a power driver’s seat. Leather seats are on the list too.
An advanced driver assistance group adds adaptive cruise, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane-departure warning/lane keep assist, and rain-sensing wipers. A premium package brings a dual-pane sunroof, 18-inch wheels, and an upgraded stereo.
As of this writing, Fiat hadn’t published fuel consumption estimates for the 2021 500X, but they should be the same as for 2020: 10.0/7.9 L/100 km (city/highway).
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