The Fiat has a seat that slides a long way back if you need it to, leaving more legroom than most rivals, while the high roof means tall owners will still have room to spare. Only a Citroen C4 Cactus or a Skoda Yeti offer more room up front for drivers. Access is good, with the high roof, raised seating position and fairly broad door openings making it easy to slide in without having to bend too much.
There are plenty of cubbies around the 500X’s cabin, too, with a chilled glovebox standard on all, a shallow dish ideal for a phone just ahead of the gearlever, and two fixed cupholders further back between the front two seats. If you add the comfort pack, with its front centre armrest, that adds another shallow storage area. The doorbins are big enough to store a 1.0-litre bottle, but while the opening is wide and ideally shaped for a bottle, it doesn’t extend very far down the door, so isn’t so good for laying longer items on their side.