2016 Fiat 500X : His Turn - Her Turn Expert Car Review



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2016 Fiat 500X All-new small crossover Delivers contemporary Italian design with iconic Cinquecento features in a larger, more capable packageFeatures advanced drive systems, including two engine options, available nine-speed automatic transmission, and available all-wheel drive with disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiencyLoaded with up to 70 advanced safety and security featuresAvailable in five trim models and 12 exterior colors to offer the personality that FIAT vehicles are known forStarts at $20,000The all-new 2016 Fiat 500X is the latest addition to the FIAT lineup in North America, combining the authentic Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand, together with advanced drive systems, unmatched functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features.In the United States, the all-new Fiat 500X is available with the fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission, with an output of 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Pop onlyThe 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 engine produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, and is paired exclusively to a nine-speed automatic transmission on all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive models. Except Pop - auto, sport, traction modes The 2016 Fiat 500X offers up to 70 standard and available safety and security features, including Forward Collision Warning-Plus, LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus, Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. Electronic stability control (ESC) with Hill-start Assist and electronic roll mitigation is standard on all models, as are 7 air bags.Loaded with technology and convenience, the Fiat 500X is available with features like Uconnect 6.5 radio with a 6.5-inch high-resolution touchscreen and navigation, Bluetooth streaming audio, Uconnect Access Via Mobile, a 3.5-inch color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display, Keyless Enter ‘n Go, and heated front seats and steering wheel. Optional Beats AudioThe 2016 Fiat 500X is available in five trim levels: Pop, Easy, Lounge, and for a more athletic look, Trekking and Trekking Plus. The Trekking and Trekking Plus models feature unique front and rear fascia designs and satin silver accents for a distinct, aggressive appearance. Built in Amalfi, ItalyMOPAR Parts - customize your Fiat will offer more than 100 accessories to personalize your Fiat.Graphics Packages: More than 30 different exterior graphics packages will be available at launch to personalize the Fiat 500X, including the Special Edition “Rebel” Graphics Package, which includes red hood, roof and spoiler graphics, as well as red and grey bodyside graphics.Wheels: Owners can choose from 18-inch wheels in four different and unique color options to dress up the new compact crossover.Racks and carriers: For bikes, skis, snowboards, luggage and more, Mopar offers a variety of racks and carriers to fit the new Fiat 500X, allowing owners to take their adventure on the road.Katzkin seats: Owners can transform the interior of their Fiat 500X with premium leather Katzkin seats. Cargo management: Accessories, including telescopic bar, collapsible crate, cargo trays and more, are available to help secure items – protecting against spills, dirt, grease and grime.Slush mats and cargo mat: Customers can keep their vehicle’s interior pristine with slush mats and a cargo mat, which feature molded, deep ribs to protect a vehicle’s carpet and keep it clean by trapping and holding water, snow and mud.Cat-back exhaust: Owners can add a little extra horsepower and torque along with a deeper more aggressive tone to their ride with the installation of a cat-back exhaust system.Extra color personalization: Customers can now also coordinate or accent their vehicle’s unique look by mixing and matching the multiple color combinations available for mirror covers, bodyside molding and vehicle graphics.Watch our other His-Turn / Her-Turn reviews:2015 Chrysler 3002015 Ram ProMaster2015 Ford Mustang2015 Ford F150 Aluminum2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat2015 Nissan Murano2016 KIA Sorento2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport 2015 Jeep RenegadeFor more automotive industry news go to www.laurenfix.comFor breaking news:Follow Lauren on Twitter @LaurenFixFollow Paul on Twitter @ThePaulBrianSign up for the Free Monthly Car Coach Report Newsletter: Listen to Paul Brian – Drive Chicago Saturday mornings at 8am central on WLS 890AM or iHeart Radio. Subscribe to the podcasts at www.WLSAM.comCar Courtesy of Fiat / FCADestination: Malibu, CAMusic: by AudionautiX.comDisclosure: Free Royalty MusicHis Turn – Her Turn® is a production of Automotive Aspects Inc.



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Aly Youssef
Thanks for the review! Does the 500x have that \
Axel Saac
Did he say owner. Lol. He needs to be saying da leasee.. most vehicles in north america r\n_____,, fill in da blank
Big Nick
it's fiiiiiiiiiiat not fiaaassaaaat, but good review.
Dana Homko
Curious if the passenger seat height adjusts, because my 2013 500 turbo doesn't. I have a moon roof and there is very little headroom. Okay for me at 4'10\
Emily Yang
Did you say the fuel mileage was 40+? The stats are saying 21 city, 30 hwy... I really love this car, so I'm hoping you're right haha
FCAforever
Great car....great video.
FIVE__O__FEVER
My test drive found it is not that comfortable. the 9 speed shifts too much and is always hunting for the right gear. The armrest on the driver door is useless and add to the fact it is a first year product and a Fiat, the quality is a bit suspect.
Harley Rider
Too bad all cars are nothing more than how cheap can we build it and the over use of cheap easy to scratch plastic both inside and outside of the car. My 97 Saturn SL with over 200K miles still get's 38 on my daily commute and up to 42 on the interstate with the use of a timing chain, no timing belt that can trash the engine if you don't spend over 1K to replace every 60K miles.
John Montgomery
Great review Lauren and Paul! Here are a few extra notes: The 500X is made in 9 platform configurations: 5 of them are 2WD: Pop, Easy, Trekking, Lounge, Trekking Plus. The other 4 of them are AWD: Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus. Only the Pop is 1.4 Turbo and manual transmission. The rest are 2.4 L with 9 Speed Auto. Both engines are made in the USA (Dundee, MI) and the 9 Speed ZF trans is made in Indiana. The 2WD mileage is 21 city, 31 highway, 25 combined on regular unleaded. The price between 2 WD and 4 WD is just under $2000. The \
KRUGE67
great review, can you add heated seats ??
Michael Brown
This was a great review.\n\nSo refreshing compared to the dopes that NEED to nitpick and find something to say they don't like because they think it makes them sound interesting.\n\nI am driving this car, and it is my fourth FIAT. Two 500C Pop's, a 500C Abarth, and now a loaded 500X.\n\nThis thing just screams quality. As you guys said, call Quality soft-touch materials and oh my God those seats!\n\nGreat review!
Nardotini
Great review! How tall can u be to fit in this car?
Natasha Coleman
she laughs like the Nanny lol fran dresser (sp?) so cute. love the car too
Rob E
this guy is annoying. the lady is hot and sexy.
Roberto H Espil
La verdad por los comentarios y lo que muestran me gusta el 500X, yo tengo un Fiat Punto 1.6 fabricado en Brasil y es cero problemas, me imagino que con las normativas que exigentes del mercado americano el auto sera super confiable en costo beneficio, muy buen vídeo
Statimtek
Cute cars, too bad the reliability hasn't been so snappy.
The Grunt
I don't know how you squeezed 40.9 miles to the gallon out of that car on a flat straight highway I'm lucky to push 28 where my wife's previous car a Chevy Equinox would get 36 Easy on the highway.\nSo if you're looking for a sub compact with great fuel mileage this is not it.
ke f
The shifting is odd. It shifts when you less expect it.
kevin davis
Fiat is trying to be BMW/Mini
moreanimalspirits
The normal Fiat I understand: trade size, weight and some features for good price and  acceleration.\n\nThis one is like all the other cars: confusing array of prices and features and you have no clue about what you are getting, or how it compares with other cars, or what the actual performance is.  How much does the all wheel drive cost? What is the performance of that $20,000 model? Who knows?