- Lots of standard equipment on board
- Options available in the form of packs
- Facelift in 2018 ushered in far more kit
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:
- LED day-running lights
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- 7.0-inch Uconnect screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connections through double USB jacks
- Manual air-con
- Cruise control
- 60:40-split rear seat
- Traffic sign recognition
- Intelligent speed limiter
- Lane-keeping assist
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
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.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Fiat 500X.
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|
City Cross equipment
|City Cross standard equipment|
|City Cross optional equipment|
|Cross standard equipment|
|Cross optional equipment|
Cross Plus equipment
|Cross Plus standard equipment|
|Cross Plus optional equipment|
Cross Plus Opening Edition equipment
|Cross Plus Opening Edition standard equipment|
|Cross Plus Opening Edition optional equipment|
Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack equipment
|Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack standard equipment|
|Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack optional equipment|
|Lounge standard equipment|
|Lounge optional equipment|
|Mirror standard equipment|
|Mirror optional equipment|
|Pop standard equipment|
|Pop optional equipment|
Pop Plus equipment
|Pop Plus standard equipment|
|Pop Plus optional equipment|
Pop Star equipment
|Pop Star standard equipment|
|Pop Star optional equipment|
Pop Star Opening Edition equipment
|Pop Star Opening Edition standard equipment|
|Pop Star Opening Edition optional equipment|
Pop Star Plus equipment
|Pop Star Plus standard equipment|
|Pop Star Plus optional equipment|
Pop Star Tech Pack equipment
|Pop Star Tech Pack standard equipment|
|Pop Star Tech Pack optional equipment|
|Urban standard equipment|
|Urban optional equipment|
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
- Cabin will seat four with ease
- Fairly large boot with split floor
- Shouldn’t prove too difficult to park
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.
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.
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.
|Jeep Renegade||351 litres|
|MINI Countryman (10-17)||350 litres|
|Fiat 500X||245 litres|
|Nissan Juke||207 litres|