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  • Launched in 2015
  • Crossover
  • Petrol, Diesel
  • Launch year
    2015
  • Body type
    Crossover
  • Fuel type
    Petrol, Diesel

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Dan Powell

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Dan Powell

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Fun and quirky crossover SUV

Best bits

  • Fresh and fun crossover SUV
  • Really good value for money on the used market
  • 2018 updates brought a better infotainment system and excellent new petrol engines

Not so great

  • Automatic gearbox is hesitant
  • Question marks over build quality
  • Only a four-star Euro NCAP safety rating

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Fiat 500X Exterior

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Fiat 500X Interior

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Fiat 500X Back

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Fiat 500X Break light

How much does it cost to run

Fiat 500X Media Screen

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Overall verdict

"We like the Fiat 500X. It’s quirky and characterful, with a bold interior and feel-good factor by the bucket loads. Rivals might be better to drive and more practical, but the Fiat 500X represents very good value for money."

Fiat 500X Exterior

The Fiat 500X is a really quirky and likeable car that competes against the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur and SEAT Arona. Its combination of bold looks, economical engines and a practical cabin makes it an ultra-desirable choice, especially as it represents very good value for money. 


Like the smaller Fiat 500, the 500X combines retro charm with modern chic. It has a fun cabin with chunky controls and coloured dashboard although, true to Fiat form, it doesn’t feel quite in the same league as alternatives when it comes to interior quality. Things improved when the 500X was given a mid-life facelift in 2018, given it a more fighting chance of competing with modern rivals like the Citroen C3 Aircross and Volkswagen T-Cross.


The interior is very practical and most drivers will be able to find a comfortable seating position without any hassle. You get a high seating position, while there are plenty of useful storage areas for tucking away those odds and ends that we all end up acquiring during day-to-day life.


A pair of adults will fit into the back of the Fiat 500X (it gets a bit crowded with three), while the boot will be big enough for a lot of buyers (although it’s far from the biggest in its class). You can always drop the rear seats if you need to carry bulky items, although the 500X’s high boot lip could be a bit of a nuisance if you plan to do this regularly.


Early Fiat 500X models (sold new between 2015 and 2018) were available with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, as well as front- or four-wheel-drive. As the Fiat 500X shares mechanicals with the Jeep Renegade, four-wheel-drive models can tackle snowy roads or rutted farm tracks surprisingly well. 


Few buyers seek to venture off-road in their cutesy soft-roader, so four-wheel drive was dropped from the range with the 2018 facelift. At the same time, Fiat made the bold move of removing the diesel option too. This is a shame as, for high-mileage drivers, a diesel engine remains the best option.


Still, the latest ‘Firefly’ petrol engines (yes, they’re really called that) are particularly excellent. The 1.0-litre petrol is the best, in our opinion - partly because it comes with a six-speed manual gearbox. It feels very eager despite its small capacity, with a characterful sound and plenty of punch from low revs.


The four-cylinder 1.3-litre engine is more powerful but it’s only offered with the dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which really doesn’t like to be rushed and provides clumsy gear changes. We’d avoid it unless you really must have an auto.


Look for a Fiat 500X with fairly small alloy wheels if you’re concerned about ride quality. It gets a bit fidgety, especially out on the open road, although it’s generally a comfortable choice. It certainly isn’t as sporty to drive as a SEAT Arona or Peugeot 2008, although its light steering (along with parking sensors and reversing camera on high-spec models) means it’s an easy car to drive through town.


One aspect of the Fiat 500X which might trigger alarm bells is its four-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Despite many cars now coming with five-star ratings, the Fiat 500X was let down by its lack of standard safety assist systems. It’s available with things like autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist systems, but they’re not standard across the range. That doesn’t mean it’s an unsafe car, of course, but rivals are a bit more generous with such features.

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Fiat 500X

1.0 City Cross 5dr

  • 2020
  • 4,870 miles
  • Stoneacre Fiat, MG Rochdale
  • Lancashire, OL111TJ
Price:£14,995
PCP: £260.12/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £260.12, Customer Deposit: £2,249.00, Total Deposit: £2,249.25, Optional Final Payment: £6,837.54, Total Charge For Credit: £3,195.99, Total Amount Payable: £18,190.99, Representative APR: 11.3%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.81%, Excess Mileage Charge: 4.37ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Fiat 500X

1.0 Sport 5dr

  • 2020
  • 3,312 miles
  • Stoneacre Fiat Grantham
  • Lincolnshire, NG317UH
Price:£15,495
PCP: £236.68/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £236.68, Customer Deposit: £2,324.00, Total Deposit: £2,324.25, Optional Final Payment: £8,390.40, Total Charge For Credit: £3,503.45, Total Amount Payable: £18,998.45, Representative APR: 11.3%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.81%, Excess Mileage Charge: 5.4ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Fiat 500X right for you?

If you’re after a crossover SUV with a bit more personality than its peers, the Fiat 500X is a great choice. It represents good value for money, has a practical cabin and a wide range of economical engines. There’s lots to like.

What’s the best Fiat 500X model/engine to choose?

We’d recommend one the latest (2018-) models if budget allows. These feature plusher interiors and the excellent 1.0-litre ‘Firefly’ petrol engine. If you’re after a diesel or four-wheel-drive, you’ll need a pre-2018 model.

What other cars are similar to the Fiat 500X?

There’s no shortage of strong competition for the Fiat 500X, including its counterpart the Jeep Renegade. Others includes the Citroen C3 Aircross, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur. You could also look at the Ford EcoSport or the later Ford Puma, as well as Japanese alternatives like the Honda HR-V and Suzuki Vitara


The Volkswagen T-Cross, SEAT Arona and Skoda Kamiq might not be quite as quirky but all feel better made. There’s also the Peugeot 2008, Vauxhall Crossland X and Mazda CX-3.

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Fiat 500X Interior

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Fiat 500X Back

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Fiat 500X Break light

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Fiat 500X Media Screen

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