The little crossover looks great, but there are much better choices out there.
Fiat introduced the 500X in 2016 and ever since, it's been an uphill battle against the likes of the Honda HR-V and the Toyota C-HR.
Sure, the little sub-compact crossover is cute and somehow tough-looking, but that's about all it's got going for it.
The turbocharged engine delivers 117 horsepower and a punchy 210 pound-feet of torque. That best-in-class torque number means the 500X feels pretty quick off the line and can easily merge into high-speed traffic.
However, a lazy nine-speed transmission means it's tough to get all the torque to the ground when you want it.
You'd think such a tiny little car would be fun to drive, but the 500X delivers sloppy handling.
The 500X gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 24 miles per gallon in the city, 30 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined.
For 2020, there's a new Sport trim in addition to the usual Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus models. All-wheel drive is standard across the board.
The excellent Uconnect infotainment software is used on a 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard.
A base Pop trim starts around $25,000, but the loaded tester you see here is over $35,000.
Keep scrolling for more photos of this adorable, but ultimately disappointing, little crossover.
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