2016 Fiat 500X Redesign, Release and Changes

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2016 Fiat 500X Price

Fiat introduced this extension of the 500 model line-up at the Paris auto show last year, but given the underwhelming 500L, my expectations for the all-new 500X were diminished. When I got behind the wheel at a Fiat-sponsored event, however, the 500X showed well-crafted capability and utility, with enough power to satisfy most drivers.

Fiat is finally bringing a real adult car to the U.S. market. The 500X invites mature drivers to slip into something more comfortable than the tiny two-door Cinquecento the toylike city car that relaunched the brand in America in 2010 and offers a driving experience far more engaging than the dowdy 500L ever imagined. The X is so much nicer than the L, in fact, that we’d suggest the latter’s days should be numbered, its only advantage being a little bit more interior room.

2016 Fiat 500X Interior

2016 Fiat 500X Price

Pricing for the new 2016 Fiat 500X has been set at $20,120 – $30,570 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2016 Fiat 500X we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

2016 Fiat 500X Release Date

Fiat fans have known since at least earlier this year that the Italian brand would build a small SUV. Well, the wait is over. Witness the 2016 500X, an all-new model that’s based on the soon-to-go-on-sale-itself Renegade from Jeep, one of umpteen mashups to be expected in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ future. The 500X debuted at this week’s 2014 Paris Motor Show, and a full reveal for the U.S. version will come at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month.

2016 Fiat 500X Concept

2016 Fiat 500X Specs

The 500X actually looks good even as the design cues hew to the pretense that this is just another variation on the original. It’s not. Built on a new global platform (the same one that underpins the Jeep Renegade), the 500X was drawn by designers who got their sums right and for the first time since the brand’s revival here had the North American market in mind from the get-go. The stance and proportions we admired at auto shows holds up and looks even better out in the real world of traffic. Both outside and in, it looks to be built to a higher standard and of nicer materials than the 500L, if the preproduction models we just drove in and around Los Angeles are indicative of the cars that should arrive in U.S. dealerships in May.

On the drive, I tried out the 500X’s UConnect head unit, the mid-tier system available in the line-up sporting a 5-inch touchscreen. The display was on the small side, but it doesn’t have to contend with navigation just audio, trip data and the phone system. Plugging my iPhone into one of the car’s two USB ports, I got a simple and responsive music library interface on the screen. Bluetooth streaming, FM, AM and satellite radio also counted among the audio sources.

Fiat’s lacquered paneling, featured heavily in the 500, spans the 500X’s dashboard, but corporate cues show up in the three-spoke steering wheel, which shares controls with a number of Jeep models, as well as the dual-zone climate controls, which the Renegade and 500L employ.

The suspension isn’t affected, though, so ride quality doesn’t change; the ride was good considering the relatively short wheelbase, but a brief drive in a car with the larger, 18-inch wheels felt jouncy. We’d still rather have been in a Golf or similar on the challenging roads, and the Tigershark four’s buzzy drone isn’t exactly thrilling, even if it did deliver the power when we wanted it. In its Auto mode the nine-speed rushes upshifts to maximize fuel economy, but when pressed in Sport mode, it selected and held the right gear most of the time and shifted promptly and fairly crisply.

2016 Fiat 500X Changes

2016 Fiat 500X Engine

Grown up but still cheeky, the 500X complements its minuscule sibling, the Fiat 500, by offering more space and all-weather capability while retaining its classic Italian style. A 160-hp 1.4-liter turbo four drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual; a 180-hp 2.4-liter four and nine-speed automatic power the front or all four wheels. A drive-mode system provides three settings for different driving conditions and the cabin of the 500X is packed with safety features and technology.

The base model for the US, in Pop trim, comes with Fiat’s 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir four-cylinder engine, and either a six speed manual or optional nine speed automatic transmissions. That engine produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. All other trims, Easy, Trekking, Lounge and Trekking Plus, come with a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine from Chrysler’s Tigershark line and the nine speed automatic. This bigger, non-turbo engine makes 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.

The power delivery was good from the 2.4-liter driveline, and the handling and ride quality even better. Fiat had one of the Pop trim 1.4-liter cars on hand with a manual transmission, so I took a spin in it. I didn’t want for power while cruising Los Angeles-area streets in the turbo model, and I got to enjoy a session of manual shifting. The fuel economy from this smaller engine may even rate a little better, although Fiat has not released even estimated EPA figures yet.

The only reason I can figure that the 1.4-liter engine is only available at the lowest trim is that it can’t handle the all-wheel-drive system, something Fiat expects will distinguish the 500X and so makes available on the majority of the trim range. Another strike against the 500X in Pop trim is the inability to option up the cabin electronics, and the lack of built-in Bluetooth audio streaming.

Nine gears, 180 horsepower and a dial on the console that lets me set steering, throttle and gearbox to sport mode, all packaged in a short wheelbase hatchback I’m driving along steep, twisty southern California mountain roads. That formula sounds promising for automotive enjoyment, and the 2016 Fiat 500X delivers for the most part, although I’m mostly taken with this new compact SUV’s comfort and well-tuned running gear.

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