The 2017 Fiat 500X blends chic Italian design with all-wheel-drive capability and the higher ride height and cargo versatility of a small SUV. Despite its stylish looks and laudable safety features, the 500X trails far better rivals like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Subaru Crosstrek in driving refinement, fuel efficiency, value and overall satisfaction.
You'll Like The 2017 FIAT 500X If...
If you love the notion of driving a Fiat but need something bigger than the 500 and can't stomach the looks of the 500L, the 500X could be the little Italian for you. The only Fiat available with all-wheel drive, it can also appeal to those in cold-weather states.
You May Not Like The 2017 FIAT 500X If...
Though just a year old, the 500X already has chinks in its armor. The Honda HR-V is more versatile, more efficient, roomier, drives better and has more cargo capacity. The Jeep Renegade is better suited for off-roading, and the Mazda CX-3 handily outshines the Fiat in handling and fuel economy.
My fiat runs very well and gets good gas mileage. That said, fiat cars are quite expensive to repair, particularly compared to some competitors. So, this will bring the overall dependability down.
The fiat does not look that cheap. On the contrary, it is quite fashionable and distinctive, its rounded and nicely detailed look having aged well. Fiat also offers all sorts of customization possibilities including fun colors and a variety of trim packages.
The vehicle is very stylish and has modern car features many people can use in today world.
I purchased Fiat back in June and I really enjoy the vehicle and the exciting features like cruise control and Navigation and press to talk (hand free). I have the option to warm up the seats in the Winter and I had to defrost the vehicle last year and it took only 5-7 minutes defrosting. This saved so much time for me in the morning.
It has a racing mode! I love that it has that in the car!
I don't really have any issues with my car. The only thing would probably be that I wish the seats were more comfortable. It has touch screen display and I have connect my phone via Bluetooth so I love it. However it is fast and it is good on gas, so I am very happy with it.
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Driver-side Overlap FrontG
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC) *
ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (1)
Tires > Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems
Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain 2017 Fiat 500X vehicles. When the vehicle has a tire with low tire pressure, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light may not illuminate. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
Driving a vehicle with an underinflated tire may result in tire failure and increase the risk of a crash.
Fiat will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall began April 13, 2017. Owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is T16.
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