Which used Fiat 500X estate should I buy?
Depending on what flavour of Fiat 500X you prefer, you can either have it in an Urban Look or a Cross Look. The Urban Look is available in Pop, Pop Star and Lounge spec, while Cross Look is available with Cross and Cross Plus.
The range kicks off with Pop, which includes air conditioning, cruise control, USB media input, a multi-function steering wheel, all-round electric windows and a gloss, body-coloured dash insert.
We’d recommend looking for a Pop Star version, though, because it adds a 5.0in colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and alloy wheels. This spec could be ordered with additional option packs that weren’t available on Pop. Among them was the Comfort Pack that brings electric lumbar support for the driver’s seat, a variable-height boot floor, a front centre armrest and keyless entry and start.
Lounge builds on Pop Star by including features of the Comfort Pack, then it adds bi-xenon headlights, sat-nav, ambient interior lighting and a colour readout in the driver’s binnacle (lower-spec cars get a monochrome screen).
Cross models fit roof rails, a protective cover beneath the engine and chunky, contrasting metal-effect front and rear bumpers. On the inside, it adds the colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, USB input, 18in alloy wheels and a grey dash insert in place of the body-coloured one on some Urban Look cars. All Cross models include the Traction Plus system, which adds an off-road setting that uses traction control to improve the car’s ability to deal with tricky conditions.
Cross Plus includes sat-nav, the Comfort Pack and keyless entry and start.
The entry-level petrol 1.6-litre and 1.3-litre diesel are fine if you want something cheap, but we’d suggest going for the more powerful 1.6 diesel. It’s the one that most buyers have gone for and it’s therefore readily available on the used market. It will much better suit those who need to transport a family, thanks to its punchy mid-range performance. It is quite quiet for a diesel, too, and fuel economy is remarkably the same as the 1.3 diesel.
There is also a turbocharged 1.4 petrol with 138bhp that’s great for people who don’t do many miles. It isn’t anywhere near as economical as the 1.6 diesel, though.
If you need four-wheel drive, then the turbocharged 168bhp 1.4 petrol and 138bhp 2.0 diesel have it fitted as standard.
Our favourite Fiat 500X 1.6-litre Multijet Pop Star