2022 Fiat 500X Hybrid verdict and specs

Thanks to a new 48V hybrid engine, Fiat’s trendy 500X small SUV has gained some extra efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. But is it all style over substance? We find out...

New Fiat 500X Hybrid side shot

Verdict

At first glance, the Fiat 500X Hybrid is a promising proposition, and with the new hybrid engine, it should make this stylish small SUV fairly efficient.

Unfortunately, while you can almost forgive the lack of enjoyment it gives you on a country road, the Ford Puma, Skoda Kamiq and other rival cars are more practical and offer a more comfortable ride.

On top of that, almost all the rivals will cost you a fair chunk less as a cash purchase. For that reason, the 500X Hybrid will make the most sense if you're a company car driver.

What Car? rating 2 stars out of 5

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Fiat 500X Hybrid (Red)

Price £28,595 Engine 4cyl, 1469cc turbocharged petrol, electric motor Power 128bhp (combined) Torque 177 lb ft (combined) Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Top speed 121mph 0-62mph 9.4sec Fuel economy 49.6mpg (WLTP) CO2/tax 129g/km, 30%

Rivals:
Ford Puma

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