Archive for April 14, 2017

Review: 2017 Fiat 500X Lounge AWD – Part 5

Posted in Products with tags on April 14, 2017 by itnerd

So I’ve come to the end of the review of the Fiat 500X. First let me wrap up a few loose ends. At the end of my week with it I registered 10.6 L/100KM in mixed city and highway driving, a lot of which was in rush hour traffic. And there was some liberal use of sport mode too. That isn’t bad fuel economy from this sub compact crossover.

So what is the Fiat 500X Lounge AWD going to cost you? As equipped it was $40,785 with destination. But the Renegade starts at $23,245 with lots of options in between that and what I drove. So you can find likely one that fits your budget. If I were to cross shop it against similar vehicles, I’d pick the Honda HR-V, Nissan Juke and Chevy Trax, Buick Encore, and the Mazda CX-3 that I reviewed not too long ago along with the Jeep Renegade. Seeing as the 500X has some unique looks to it, you might want to toss in the Mini Countryman as well for that reason. The reason why you’d chose the 500X over all of these competitors is that the cute and cheery look of the Fiat that is distinctive as well. It also brings a lot of utility to the table in a small package, including the ability to carry four humans in it, or a healthy amount of cargo. That’s not a minor point if you need a vehicle of this size that is capable of doing absolutely everything you need it to. If you’re looking for a sub compact sport utility vehicle that actually delivers on the utility part while looking different from everything else out there, then the Fiat 500X Lounge AWD has to be on your shopping list.