Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8
  • Fairly large boot with split floor
  • Shouldn’t prove too difficult to park
  • Cabin will seat four with ease

Although not as spacious as some other bigger SUVs, for its class the 500X is very good indeed with enough room for four adults. Those in the front have good head and legroom, with a reasonable amount of scope for adjustment in the seat. The steering wheel has a relatively limited range of reach and rake adjustment however.

In the rear, taller adults will find that legroom and headroom are a little restricted, but 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. 

How big is it on the outside?

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.

What’s the luggage capacity like?

The boot is a fair size with 350 litres available, which is easily big enough for the weekly shop or a couple of medium sized suitcases, but trails the MINI Countryman and its 450-litre boot. The rear seats fold down easily too in a 60:40 format expanding boot volume to 1,000 litres and there’s a removable shelf to create a two-level area if required.

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.

Fiat 500X safety

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. The newer 500X hasn’t been tested though, and is unlikely to be now.

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:

WATCH: Fiat 500X SUV Euro NCAP crash test

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

120th Anniversary equipment

120th Anniversary standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
120th Anniversary optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav

City Cross equipment

City Cross standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
City Cross optional equipment
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav

Club equipment

Club standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Club optional equipment
None available

Connect equipment

Connect standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Connect optional equipment
  • Heated mirrors
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Cross equipment

Cross standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
Cross optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Cross Plus equipment

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

Cross Plus Opening Edition equipment

Cross Plus Opening Edition standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Cross Plus Tech Safety Pack optional equipment
  • Remote locking

Hey Google equipment

Hey Google standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Hey Google optional equipment
None available

Lounge equipment

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

Mirror equipment

Mirror standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels

Pop Plus equipment

Pop Plus standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Plus optional equipment
None available

Pop Star equipment

Pop Star standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Pop Star Plus optional equipment
None available

Pop Star Tech Pack equipment

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

Red equipment

Red standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Red optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel

S Design equipment

S Design standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S Design optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav

S-Design equipment

S-Design standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
S-Design optional equipment
  • CD
  • Space saver spare wheel

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
Sport optional equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Urban equipment

Urban standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
Urban optional equipment
  • CD
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav

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%
Vulnerable Road Users: 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.