The crossover SUV has continued to be vehicle of choice for people all over the globe. These vehicles offer more space and features than a sedan, but have better fuel efficiency than a traditional SUV. One crossover that has been popular with consumers since it was released with the 2016 model year is the Fiat 500X. The 2021 Fiat 500X has a wide range of different features and amenities that will help it be a popular option as well.
What’s New for 2021?
Compared to the 2020 model year for the 500X, the 2021 model year is similar. The majority of the improvements and changes to the latest model year revolve around upgrades to standard tech and luxury finishes. Some of these improvements are now available with the base trim while you would have to have upgraded the trim with the 2020 model year to receive them.
The 2021 500X has a similar exterior to the prior model year. It has a round body and frame with a sleek looking front and headlights. There are multiple different color options to choose from and upgraded tires and rims can be purchased along with the higher trim levels. Those that have their own 500X built will have many different exterior styling options to choose from.
The 2021 Fiat 500X has a few improvements when it comes to interior features. At all different trim levels, you will receive a 7-inch touch screen that can be integrated with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also an impressive six-speaker surround audio sound system, access to Bluetooth and a variety of different USB ports.
Those that would like to have more tech features in their 500X can upgrade to some of the higher trim levels. These trims will include a Beats stereo system, satellite radio, a sun-roof and an enhanced navigation system. While all trims come with a rearview camera, those that upgrade will also enjoy blind spot monitoring, r ear cross traffic alert and rear parking sensors.
Performance Facts and Features
Given that the Fiat 500X is a subcompact SUV, it does not require too much horsepower to give it acceptable acceleration and power. The Fiat 500X in 2021 has the same engine that it has had since it was first introduced about five years ago. This is a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can produce more than 175 horsepower. It is also paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that offers a smoother ride. Overall, this is considered a good engine for a subcompact SUV and it has more horsepower than most vehicles in the same class.
Quality and Comfort
The interior style and comfort features of the 500X have continued to be a selling point for it. The 500X comes standard with cloth upholstery but it can be upgraded to leather with some of the higher trim levels. Some other upgradeable comfort features include heated and ventilated seats, power seats and front sport seats. The 500X is designed to sit five passengers, but space could be limited in the back for five adults. When the seats are folded down, there is about 32 cubic feet of space. With the second row up, cargo space is around 14 cubic feet. The overall cabin and cargo space is comparable to other subcompact SUVs.
The Fiat 500X has received positive ratings regarding safety. This SUV comes with several different standard features that have helped to make it a safe vehicle option. Some of the features that you will receive for free with the base trim level include a suite of different airbags, a rearview camera brake assist, and electronic stability control. The standard all wheel drive also helps to give additional control when driving in some challenging weather conditions. When upgrading to one of the higher trim levels, you can also receive traction control, integrated turn signal and mirrors and a few different impressive upgrades that will help to keep you safe when driving on the road.
Similar to other subcompact SUVs, the 500X receives good overall fuel efficiency. Even though it has a more powerful engine option compared to the competition, it still receives around 27 MPG on a blended basis. While this may be lower than some of the competition, the Fiat 500X does come standard with all-wheel drive. While this adds some safety and control benefits, it can affect the overall fuel efficiency of a car. For many buyers, this standard upgrade is a good trade-off for the improved safety and control.
Anyone that is interested in getting a crossover SUV should consider the Fiat 500X. This subcompact crossover offers many amenities and features that are not standard with other vehicles in the same class. Due to this, it will likely be a popular option with consumers that are shopping in 2021.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All FIAT 500X MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.