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Equipment

3.5 out of 5 3.5
  • Lots of standard equipment on board
  • Options available in the form of packs
  • Facelift in 2018 ushered in far more kit

Fiat 500X: will my gadgets work?

After 2018’s facelift, the Fiat 500X range structure comprised Urban, City Cross, S-Design and Cross Plus trim levels. They are arranged as follows:

At the bottom of the range, Urban cars get:

The middle trim is City Cross, which nets you:

  • Plastic body-cladding for an off-road look
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Front foglights
  • 3.5-inch colour screen in instrument panel
  • Automatic climate control
  • Rear parking sensors

Based on City Cross trim is the S-Design, adding: 

  • Black roof bars and alloy wheels with black exterior trim
  • Matte black dashboard trim with copper inserts
  • Unique upholstery with copper trim
  • LED headlights
  • Rear sensors
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • 7.0-inch UConnect system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

At the top of the tree, Cross Plus versions have:

  • LED headlights
  • 18-inch alloys
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Roof bars
  • TomTom navigation for sat-nav
  • 7.0-inch touchscreen
  • Rear parking camera
  • Automatic headlights
  • Front armrest

Fiat 500X (2018): Optional extras

The options available to buyers following the 2018 facelift included paint colours, alloy wheel choices, and a selection of packs as follows:

  • City pack – front and rear parking sensors, rear-view camera
  • Comfort pack – front armrest, cargo box, third rear headrest, driver’s seat lumbar adjustment, front and rear floor mats
  • Visibility pack – dusk sensor, automatic dual-zone climate control, rain sensor, automatic dipping rear-view mirror
  • Winter pack – heated wiper and front seats
  • Tech pack – electrically folding heated door mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, alarm
  • LED pack – overhead ambient lighting, LED headlights
  • Leather pack – leather seats, wrapped insert for rear door panel
  • Lounge pack – tinted rear windows, chrome window surrounds, 3.5-inch colour screen in instrument panel, body-colour door mirrors, 17-inch wheels

Fiat 500X interior cabin design

Previously available for Fiat 500X SUVs

From launch there were two different versions of the 500X to choose from and five trim levels that followed a similar naming structure to the hatchback and 500L models. For the two-wheel drive versions you had three trims to choose from - Pop, Pop Star and Lounge - and for those who want off-roading ability the 4x4 versions were available in two trims; Cross and Cross Plus.

Exclusive launch edition

Fiat offered an exclusive Opening Edition of the 500X which was available to order online only and was offered with a choice of three powertrains: a 140hp 1.4 Turbo MultiAir II manual two-wheel drive version, a 120hp 1.6 MultiJet II two-wheel drive manual and a 140hp 2.0 MultiJet II 4x4 nine-speed automatic.

Two-wheel drive models were only available with an Art Grey pastel paint finish and includes a range of features as standard including 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, Lane Assist, reversing camera, an anti-collision system, Keyless Entry & Go system and electric lumbar adjustment on the front seats – items normally relegated to the options list. Plus they got an exclusive ‘Opening Edition’ badge.

The 4x4 version was offered only in ‘Amore Red’ and, like the two-wheel drive versions, included a range of additional equipment including the Uconnect 6.5-inch infotainment system with sat-nav, a red-and-black leather interior, rain and light sensors and folding door mirrors.

Standard Fiat 500X Equipment

The 500X range started with the Pop trim which offered 16-inch wheels, body coloured front and rear bumpers, electric heated door mirrors, manual air conditioning, daytime running lights, cruise control with speed limiter, electric front and rear windows, a height-adjustable driver's seat and an electric handbrake.

Moving up the range to Pop Star added 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door mirrors, front fog lights, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a drive mode selector with three different modes and the Uconnect infotainment system with a five-inch touchscreen featuring Bluetooth, music streaming connectivity and access to apps on your smartphone.

Top of the two-wheel drive range was Lounge which offered 18-inch alloy wheels with gloss silver finish, tinted windows and exterior chrome trim, a 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with navigation, an adjustable cargo floor, adjustable front armrest with storage, ambient interior lighting and front floor mats.

If you are looking for a Fiat 500X with off-roading ability then you had two trims to choose from; Cross and Cross Plus.

The Cross trim came with all the kit available in Pop Star trim with the inclusion of a Traction Plus system, dark tinted rear windows, roof bars, unique bumpers front and rear with chrome exhaust trims, Cross-specific 17-inch alloy wheels, a special dashboard finish and an adjustable front armrest with storage as standard.

The range-topping Fiat 500X Cross Plus built on the specification of the Cross adding HID headlamps, an adjustable cargo floor, front floor mats, Cross Plus-specific 18-inch alloy wheels; the 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with 3D navigation and ambient interior lighting.

Optional Fiat 500X Equipment

The Fiat 500X had 12 colours to choose from at launch, plus a range of optional kit available depending on the trim you chose.

Option packs that were worth considering included the Safety Pack which bundles Lane Assist, Blind Spot Assist, ParkView reversing camera and a new Brake Anti-collision system together and the Comfort Pack which includes Keyless Entry & Go; front armrest and electric lumbar adjustment on the front seats.

Also available as an option was the upgraded BeatsAudio sound system, developed in collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre. The premium hi-fi system boasts a 560-watt, eight-channel digital amplifier with eight speakers and a subwoofer in the boot, rather than the 120-watt four-speaker system or 180-watt six-speaker configuration found in standard models.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat 500X.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

City Cross equipment

City Cross standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
City Cross optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

Cross equipment

Cross standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Cross optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Cross Plus equipment

Cross Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Cross Plus optional equipment
  • Climate control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Space saver spare wheel

Cross Plus Opening Edition equipment

Cross Plus Opening Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
Cross Plus Opening Edition optional equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack equipment

Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack optional equipment
None available

Lounge equipment

Lounge standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Lounge optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

Mirror equipment

Mirror standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Mirror optional equipment
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Pop equipment

Pop standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop optional equipment
None available

Pop Plus equipment

Pop Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated mirrors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Plus optional equipment
None available

Pop Star equipment

Pop Star standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Star optional equipment
  • CD
  • Heated mirrors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Pop Star Opening Edition equipment

Pop Star Opening Edition standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
Pop Star Opening Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Pop Star Plus equipment

Pop Star Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Star Plus optional equipment
None available

Pop Star Tech Pack equipment

Pop Star Tech Pack standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Star Tech Pack optional equipment
  • CD

Urban equipment

Urban standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Urban optional equipment
  • CD
  • Sat Nav

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Fiat 500X: will my Isofix child seats fit?

With four stars during its Euro NCAP crash tests in 2015, you’d be forgiven for expecting the 500X would fare badly when it comes to safety, but that’s not the case. In fact, thanks to its facelift in 2018, it’s among the safer small cars around.

All versions post-update get Traffic Sign Recognition with an integrated speed limiter, so you’re physically unable to accelerate quicker than the posted limit (though it’s switchable in case you don’t want it). Active lane-keeping technology features too, alongside a suite of six airbags. As you move up the range the following become available:

  • LED headlights
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Rear-view parking camera
  • Automatic low-speed braking
  • Blindspot alert
  • Adaptive cruise control

WATCH: Fiat 500X SUV Euro NCAP crash test

Euro NCAP Rating – 4 stars

The Fiat 500X was tested by Euro NCAP in 2015 and was awarded a 4 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

4 star rating
Test 2015
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 86%
Child Occupant: 85%
Pedestrian: 74%
Safety Assist: 64%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Cabin will seat four with ease
  • Fairly large boot with split floor
  • Shouldn’t prove too difficult to park

Fiat 500X: will my family fit?

Although not as spacious as some other bigger SUVs, for its class the 500X is very good indeed with enough room for four adults to sit in comfort.

Plus there are plenty of cubbies to place your personal items like your smartphone, wallet and keys as well as a useful dual glove compartment with two separate areas to store items. Cupholders cater for four occupants.

Depending on trim the front centre armrest can also be equipped with a handy storage compartment. In the back there are nets behind the rear seats and various cubbies to store items, too.


 

Fiat 500X: will it fit in my garage?

The 500X isn’t a large car, with a footprint no bigger than a mid-sized family hatchback. Its high driving position means excellent visibility, while higher trim levels get acoustic parking sensors to help work out how close objects are around the car.


 

Fiat 500X: will my luggage fit?

The boot is a fair size with 350 litres available, the same as the MINI Countryman that was on sale at the time (the latest Countryman has a 450-litre boot), which is easily big enough for the weekly shop or a couple of medium sized suitcases. The rear seats fold down easily too in a 60:40 format expanding boot volume to 1,000 litres.

There is an optional split floor for the boot which is reversible and height-adjustable, meaning you can securely store your more valuable items while on the move.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Fiat 500X compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Jeep Renegade 351 litres
MINI Countryman (10-17) 350 litres
Fiat 500X 245 litres
Nissan Juke 207 litres