Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
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 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.