Keep it cheap and the 500X is a decent choice; it's stylish, fairly practical and quite classy inside. That said, a Seat Arona or Kia Stonic offer a better driving experience and a more complete all-round package.read the full model review
Mid-range City Cross gets the better 1.0-litre turbocharged engine, tougher off-roader inspired exterior styling, 17in alloys, a 3.5in colour screen between the instrument dials, climate control and rear parking sensors. Crucially, you can also select automatic emergency braking as an option.
You’ll need to upgrade to City Cross trim to get this three-cylinder engine, but it’s well worth it. It has adequate performance, is more efficient than the 1.6 and is decently refined, too. We just wish the throttle response were a little sharper.