The 2017 Fiat 500X continues from the introduction of the compact crossover last year. Meant for a global market, the 500X is built alongside the Jeep Renegade, with which it shares some components and underpinnings. The Fiat 500X is aimed toward a more refined, slightly upward-traveling audience with unmistakable Italian looks mixed with contemporary styling.
The 5-seat 2017 500X has two engine options - front-wheel or all-wheel drive - and three trim levels. Package options can add to each trim's basic accouterments. Options include some advanced safety and driver's aid technology as well as infotainment upgrades.
The fastest-growing automotive segment is the compact crossover market and the Fiat 500X is definitely a solid entry into that realm. It's very Italian in appeal and definitely has its high points. Shoppers should consider needs versus desires, as many standard expectations for the compact cross segment may not be met by the Fiat 500X.