Fiat 500X review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Accessibility & Motability

Fiat 500X 2021 front seats
  • 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:
  • Motability - Access
  • Motability - Storage
  • Motability - Ease of use and options

Accessibility & Motability

Usability for people with disability or their carers

Motability - Access

The Fiat 500X’s front doors open to 65 degrees – par for the course in the small SUV class – and are unlikely to cause an obstacle when getting in and out of the front seats. 

Being a small SUV, the 500X also has a higher seating position than you’ll find in a conventional hatchback and you might find this more convenient than lowering yourself into and lifting yourself out of a lower seat. However, unless you choose the additional Comfort pack, the passenger seat height is fixed, unlike the driver’s seat, which has variable height adjustment. Both front seats can be moved back a considerable distance, so you can slide them out of the way before getting into the car.

Unfortunately, lifting bulky items in and out of the boot is made tricky by the presence of a lip at boot aperture, as well as the fact that the rear seats don’t lie flat when they’re folded. Nor can the rear seats be slid forwards or backwards like they can be in a C3 Aircross. In that car, you can vary the amount of rear leg room against boot space as required.

Motability - Ease of use and options

First things first, there are no diesel engines. There are just two petrol engines available in the 500X, and only one is available with an automatic gearbox: the 148bhp 1.3-litre. This turbocharged engine is undeniably brisk, but the auto ’box it comes with has a frustratingly languid attitude to life. It’s slow to shift at best, and makes driving smoothly a challenge. 

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