The Fiat 500X doesn’t have the broad variety of engines that you get in the Skoda Yeti, but most will find an engine that suits.
There’s a choice of petrol or diesel engines. The range kicks off with a 1.6 petrol, and is followed by a turbocharged 1.4 petrol that comes with two power outputs; the higher-powered 1.4 comes with an automatic gearbox. Then there’s the 1.6 diesel that will be the most popular.
We’ve driven the front-wheel-drive lower-powered 1.4, which is sweet-revving and builds speed well once the turbo start to do meaningful work at about 1800rpm. This model is our pick of the range for private buyers.
The 1.6 diesel feels just as nippy in real-world use, picks up better from low revs, and is much more efficient, so is the better buy for company car buyers.
We’re yet to try the four-wheel drive model with its 2.0-litre diesel, or the high-powered 1.4 petrol and entry-level 1.6 petrol.