2019 FIAT 500X Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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On the surface, there hasn't been much change since last year's FIAT 500X. Indeed, the 2019 FIAT 500X has updated fascias in the rear and the front, but that's not something the typical driver will notice without being told. Inside, though, there are more substantial changes that make the 500X a more exciting choice than in previous years.
In the past, the FIAT had a 1.4L turbo engine and the option to upgrade to a 2.4L non-turbo engine. Neither choice was especially healthy, but this year shows promise with the brand new 1.3L turbo engine. It generates 177 horses and 210 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly lower than the previous 2.4L engine, but the improved torque should make the FIAT stronger at lower speeds. It's also a little more fuel efficient.
As far as the features go, there's now adaptive cruise control in the upper trims of the 500X. These trims also get safety features like lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. The cabin also receives some new materials to adorn the seats and dashboard, and the gauge cluster gets an update to its look. FIAT also updated the steering wheel to help improve the overall upscale look.
There still isn't much room to store cargo in the 2019 FIAT 500X. Rear passengers will complain about cramped space, and there is hardly any trunk space to speak of. On top of that, the newest 500X costs more than it did last year, and it was already pricey at that point. Despite these drawbacks, you shouldn't discount the latest 500X as a choice, especially if you are looking for a small SUV with an engine full of personality.
What's New for 2019?
FIAT introduced the first generation of 500X for the 2016 production year.
This year, the FIAT gets all-wheel drive as standard, and a more powerful 1.3L turbo engine. The powertrain gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission to deliver the energy. Also, there's a new gauge cluster design and exterior styling.
Capable of seating five, the 2019 FIAT 500X is a subcompact crossover that begins to shine at the Trekking trim level.
The Trekking trim comes with the new 1.3L turbo engine and all-wheel drive, just like the rest of the trims do. However, there are benefits to picking it over the base model. The primary interest is access to the most significant range of add-on packages, which means you have the most customization choices here without spending too much money.
There are three trims for the 2019 FIAT 500X:
- Trekking Plus
In each case, you get a 1.3L turbo engine good for 177 horses and 210 pound-feet of torque with a nine-speed automatic. The FIAT comes standard with all-wheel drive.
The Pop trim sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, wraps leather on the steering wheel, lets you adjust the height of the front seats, and provides keyless entry and keyless ignition with remote start. The rearview camera offers more safety, and a 7-inch touchscreen gets you access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. Standalone options include satellite radio, auto headlights, and parking sensors for the rear.
You get all the above feature with the Trekking model, except for the parking sensors. It also comes with different 17-inch wheels, upgraded cloth upholstery, privacy glass for the rear, and foglights.
You can add 18-inch wheels, dual-zone climate control, a premium Beats sound system, roof rails, navigation, and a dual-pane sunroof to the Trekking trim. Also, the Cold Weather package has heated front seats and a windshield de-icer.
The Trekking Plus has all the above.
You might anticipate a substantial drop in power given the fact that the engine is a little smaller than last year's. However, there's actually a power increase when compared to the numbers from the 1.4L engine last year. Actually, it comes quite close to outperforming the 2.4L engine, which means you're getting a unit that has a stronger fuel economy and drivability.
Some may find the ride quality a little rough, but it's not uncomfortable if you have been in a solid car before. The seats themselves are nice to sit in, and you can adjust them in several ways. That includes passenger-seat height adjustment, which is a feature rarely seen in a subcompact crossover.
The cabin is roomy for the driver and a front-seat passenger. There's hardly any leg room for adult passengers in the rear seats, and it gets worse if there's a tall driver who needs the seat further back. As far as the material quality goes, though, the FIAT's cabin is superior to the competition.
Like the rear seats, the cargo volume is minuscule, but that's hardly uncommon for the segment. You will have to fold the 60/40-split rear seats if you want to carry anything substantial, and the floor cover can be removed to add a little more volume. There are also four functional bins in the front of the cabin, along with some cupholders.
Each year, FIAT gradually adds more technology to the 500X. This year, you will get access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard features, as well as more safety features like adaptive cruise control. The interior tech is sure to please if you want something intuitive.
Pop: 23 city / 29 hwy
Trekking: 23 city / 29 hwy
Trekking Plus: 23 city / 29 hwy
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base FIAT 500X invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
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.