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2019 Fiat 500X gets a new turbo engine and more standard tech

Fiat's small 500X crossover gets some welcome updates for 2019 including a new turbocharged engine, standard all-wheel drive and styling revisions.

Jon Wong
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The Fiat 500X gets simplified for 2019 with a new 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder being the only engine available. 

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The new engine produces 177 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque.

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Previously, the 500X was available with a 1.4-liter turbo four and a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine.

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The all-new 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine will come with a nine-speed automatic transmission. 

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The six-speed manual that was previously available with the turbo engine has been dropped for 2019. 

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For the interior, new fabric seating surfaces have been added.

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The exterior of the 500X has been freshened with new fascias and LED daytime running lights. 

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Out back, the LED taillights are also new. 

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Three new paint colors include Italia Blue, Vibrante Green and Milano Ivory. 

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The 2019 Fiat 500X will arrive in dealers next spring with a base price of $25,785. 

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