Fiat 500X variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £11,599. Borrowing £9,279 with a £2,320 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£169.62
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£15,157.63
Cost of credit
£3,558.63
Optional final payment
£4,696.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Despite being a more sensible 500, the X still knows how to have fun, courtesy of energetic engines and fleet-footed handling, so in many ways it’s a best-of-both-worlds kind of deal.

Fiat 500X buying guide

What Fiat 500X trim levels are there?

Fiat 500X trim levels have been re-jigged several times throughout production, so if in doubt, check out the spec highlights on the vehicle advert.

But as a quick introduction, in 2022 Fiat 500X trim levels were listed as Club, Cross, (Red) and Sport:

Club offers 16-inch alloys, fabric seats, air-con, rear privacy glass, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, plus front foglights with cornering function.

Cross upgrades to 17-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, electric heated door mirrors, multi-function steering wheel, rear parking sensors and roof rails.

(Red) is distinguished by red highlights on the 17-inch alloys and front grille.

Sport adds a more purposeful appearance with 18-inch alloys, body-coloured bumpers, wheel-arch extensions and sideskirts, plus an Alcantara steering wheel and aluminium pedals.

Other trim levels include Pop and Connect. Pop is essentially comparable to Club spec listed above, while Connect highlights include 17-inch alloys, rain-sensing wipers and a silver matt dashboard. You might also find the special-edition Hey Google, with Google voice command functionality.

If you buy an earlier used Fiat 500X, you’ll find the following trim levels: Urban, Lounge, City Cross, Cross Plus and Sport. Urban equipment includes 16-inch alloys, cruise control, electric front and rear windows, electric door mirrors, while Lounge upgrades to half leather interior trim, front and rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloys and a multi-function steering wheel. City Cross introduces front foglights with cornering function, chunkier-looking bumpers, satin-chrome exterior trim and a 3.5-inch TFT colour screen for the instrument binnacle (it’s black-and-white for lesser trims). Cross Plus plays host to LED headlights, rear privacy glass, a rear parking camera and 19-inch alloys.

Fiat 500X interior and technology

There’s not quite the cheekiness that you get inside the 500, but the 500X still has a fun interior with lots of chrome trim. It’s a little more grown up than the 500’s cabin, as you’d expect from its greater focus on carrying people and things. Ergonomically it’s impressive, as everything is in easy reach and all the controls are painless to operate.

Every used Fiat 500X for sale at Motorpoint is equipped with a seven-inch Uconnect HD touchscreen infotainment system, including DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB, aux input and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity, but you’ll need to step up to Cross trim or equivalent for 3D sat nav. If you’ve got a smartphone, you might prefer to use your phone’s apps through the screen instead.

Fiat 500X engine range explained

Fiat 500X 1.0 petrol

The entry-level 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is plenty for the Fiat 500X, especially if you’re going to be hopping across town. It feels lively on faster roads, and on longer journeys it’ll do around 45mpg. This 120hp engine only comes with a manual gearbox.

Fiat 500X 1.3 petrol

Above that is a 150hp petrol mated to an automatic gearbox. Performance is noticeably better even if it doesn’t feel breathtakingly fast. Fiat’s figures suggest it’ll return up to 44mpg, so you don’t get particularly higher running costs by choosing the more powerful engine.

Fiat 500X FAQs

The Fiat 500X is almost 70cm longer than the car it’s loosely based on, and Fiat has divvied the extra space between the rear seats and the boot. It means that both areas are much more spacious than the 500, with the rear seats being actually accessible for fully grown adults. The 350-litre boot isn’t class-leading but is on a par with the Ford Ecosport, Nissan Juke and Hyundai Kona – there’s more than enough room for a weekly shop or a couple of big suitcases.

It’s more that the 500 is such a small car than the 500X being a large one. You shouldn’t have any trouble parking it but, to help you out, many versions come with parking sensors and/or a reversing camera.

You can buy a used Fiat 500X as a five-door hatchback, but this can be specified with a folding soft-top known as the Dolcevita, offered from 2021. Just like the smaller open-air Fiat 500, the soft-top is essentially a fabric sunroof that covers the majority of the roof.

A petrol engine is the best engine for the Fiat 500X, largely because recent cars don’t offer anything else. A diesel engine was available a while back but we wouldn’t go rushing to hunt one out. Fiat’s modern petrol engines give a good blend of performance and economy, and suit the car’s character well.

In the early years of its life, the Fiat 500X was available with a 4x4 option on the most powerful diesel engine. More recently, though, the 500X is staunchly front-wheel drive as very few buyers will feel the benefits of four-wheel drive. The two-wheel-drive versions are usually cheaper to run, and a good set of winter tyres will give you as much confidence in wintry conditions as buying a 4x4.

Some cars drive better than the 500X, some are more spacious, and some are more comfortable. However, it's the 500X's style and flair that marks it out from the competition.

Whether it's equipped with mini-off-roader looks or dressed with the Sport model's imposing alloys, the 500X makes a much sharper impression inside and out than most compact SUVs. If that sounds like your cup of tea, then you'll probably get a kick out of 500X ownership.

Fiat's maintenance costs are generally more affordable than a lot of more expensive brands. That means keeping your 500X in full working order shouldn't be too much of a financial burden.

Be on the watch for models with large alloy wheels, as these are easy to prang on kerbs thanks to the 500X's less-than-ideal visibility.

Reliability surveys are inconclusive for the 500X – some like What Car? report fairly poor performance, while others like Honest John give the car high marks for dependability. Nevertheless, Fiat's maintenance and servicing costs are towards the lower end of the scale, so most garage visits shouldn't break the bank.

You can add an extended warranty to your Fiat 500X purchase, which will insulate you from unexpected repair costs throughout the duration of the coverage.