Fiat 500X review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

Fiat 500X 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front cornering
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500X 2021 dashboard
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 driver display
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front cornering
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear cornering
  • Fiat 500X 2021 dashboard
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 infotainment
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front tracking
  • Fiat 500X 2021 rear
  • Fiat 500X 2021 front seats
  • Fiat 500X 2021 driver display
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

The Fiat 500X is towards the expensive end of the small SUVs market. Discounts are usually available, so it’s always worth checking our Fiat 500X deals page for the best savings. 

While the 500X will cost about the same as a Seat Arona or Skoda Kamiq to buy, it’s predicted to suffer more depreciation over three years – something worth bearing in mind if you’re buying outright. There are often special offers with PCP finance deals, making the monthly payments more affordable.

Fiat 500X 2021 infotainment

Reliability

Fiat came bottom (30th place out of the 30 manufacturers rated) in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. We don’t yet have any data for the 500X specifically.

Fiat gives you a three-year, 60,000-mile warranty as standard. The third year of that is provided by the dealer, rather than the car maker itself, although that shouldn’t affect what’s covered or how any complaints are dealt with.

This is a reasonably good warranty, although there are rivals with longer cover, including the Kia Stonic with its class-leading seven years. Fiat also also gives you one year of European roadside assistance as standard.

Safety and security

Overview

The Fiat 500X has a nice-looking interior, and many will be sold by the styling alone. There are, however, plenty of other small SUVs in the same price bracket that are more practical, better to drive and offer a higher level of safety equipment and crash protection.

  • Exterior and interior styling may appeal
  • Easy to drive around town
  • Well equipped (apart from safety equipment)
  • Small boot
  • Limited engine range
  • Automatic emergency braking (AEB) costs extra
New car deals
Save up to £787
Target Price from £20,288
Save up to £787
or from £249pm
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Nearly new deals
From £17,995
Leasing deals
From £243pm