Byron Pope, Associate Editor

June 8, 2015

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Fiat hopes the 500X will appeal to U.S. consumers after previous vehicle entries have failed to generate large sales volumes.  (See related story: [email protected]

 

’16 Fiat 500X

Vehicle type

5-seat, 4-door Small CUV

Engine

2.4L I-4

Power (SAE net)

180 hp @ 6,400 rpm

Torque

175 lb.-ft. (237 Nm) @ 3,900 rpm

Bore x stroke (mm)

88 x 97

Compression ratio

10.1:1

Transmission

9-speed automatic

Wheelbase

101.2 ins. (2,570 mm)

Overall length

167.2 ins. (4,248 mm)

Overall width

75.5 ins. (1,796 mm)

Overall height

63.1 ins. (1,602 mm)

Curb weight

2,967 lbs. (1,346 kg)

Base price

$22,300

Fuel economy

22.0-31.0 mpg city/highway (10.6-7.5 L/100 km)

Competition

Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman

Pros

Cons

Fiat 500 styling cues

European flair lost

Available 1.4L turbocharged I-4

A bit underpowered

Terrific infotainment system

Does not offer differentiating features

 

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About the Author(s)

Byron Pope

Associate Editor, WardsAuto

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