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2018 FIAT 500X

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$19,995 — $27,415 MSRP
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5 Seats
24-28 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 4 reviews

The Good

  • Superb handling
  • Stylish exterior
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Responsive sport mode
  • Roomy front seating

The Bad

  • Finicky nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Firm ride
  • Subpar stereo quality
2018 FIAT 500X exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 FIAT 500X
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity now standard
  • Five-seat small SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Off-road-styled Trekking trim available
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking available

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: The Fiat 500X small SUV is based on the Jeep Renegade, and it's roughly the size of the Chevrolet Trax and a bit larger than the Nissan Juke. It offers a choice of four-cylinder engines and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2018

Chrysler's Uconnect 4 multimedia system is now standard. The system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, and it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
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Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
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(5.0)

Most comfortable car I've owned.

by Leslieeye from NYC on September 20, 2018

Spunky fun car to drive with great style. Comfortable with all the perks you need. Large enough to fit 4 people comfortably but small enough to park and get around NYC. Read full review

(5.0)

Awesome suv!

by Yoga mom on July 30, 2018

This suv is all I expected! It?s compact and fits everywhere as far as parking. It drives amazing (sport mode is a awesome feature). It?s a great buy for the price! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 FIAT 500X currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 FIAT 500X has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by FIAT

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    6 years/80,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    Yes

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 500X received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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