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2023 Fiat 500X: Most Sought-After Traditionally Styled SUV

While the Fiat 500 minicar has made quiet exits from the automobile market, the 2023 Fiat 500X carries on. Reason being that it’s likely the only Italian brand’s reborn model that resembles an SUV.

Never mind that it offers essentially zero off-road capability, despite sharing underpinnings with the surprisingly capable Jeep Renegade. The 500X serves better as a commuter car than other rides in the Fiat lineup.

Its cute retro design makes the 500X stand out among many traditionally styled small SUVs like the Mazda CX-30, the Kia Seltos, and the Hyundai Kona, but all of those subcompact alternatives are better to drive. Some of them are more practical, too, as the 2023 500 X’s cramped cargo area and tiny rear seats limit its usefulness.

Engine & Performance

All Fiat 500X models come with a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 177 horsepower. A nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. The all-wheel-drive system has three driver-selectable settings to optimize traction in varying conditions.

All models come with 17-inch aluminum wheels, except the Sport, which has standard 18s (optional on both Trekking models) and available 19-inch wheels. Regardless of trim level, the 500X isn’t the quickest crossover in this class nor is it the most fun to drive.

The Fiat’s suspension is comfortable for highway cruising but loses its composure on curvy back roads. If you’re looking for a more entertaining SUV, we’d suggest the Kona or the CX-30.

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is top-rated for a pint-sized crossover, as the EPA rates the Fiat 500X at 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The 500X is expected to perform excellently on a 75-mph highway fuel economy route.


Passenger space is tight in the 500X, and the quality of its interior materials is far from best in class. On the upside, the layout of its controls is good, and the driving position comprises a range of body shapes and sizes.

It’s also ahs an attractive cabin, especially the Sport version with its upgraded seats and snazzy styling details. You’ll be able to fit a few bags of groceries in the Fiat 500X, but cargo capacity is low, even for a subcompact SUV (with just 14 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 32 cubes when they’re folded).

Safety & Driver-Assistance Features

Selecting the Advanced Driver Assistance Group package adds a suite of driver-assistance features like; automatic high-beam headlights, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.

You’ll be making the best decision by leasing the Fiat 500X today. Contact us now at 32 US-46, Lodi, NJ 07644 (201) 749-4339 https://vipautonj.com

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