About a month ago, FIAT USA finally released the details on the updated 2019 Fiat 500X for North America. The 500X received heavy updates in styling, technology and standard equipment. We figured we would jump into the heavily revised 500X for the 2019 model year. Let’s take a look…
Starting at $25,785, the Fiat 500X Pop includes an abundance of content at a significant value. Standard features include the all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine producing 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of best-in-class torque with ESS technology mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will be able to conquer multiple road surfaces and conditions with standard all-wheel-drive capability and the Dynamic Selector System optimal for the appropriate drive settings. Hill-start Assist and Electronic Roll Mitigation technology instill driving confidence within a range of conditions and scenarios that drivers may incur.
Classic Italian style is complemented with 17-inch silver aluminum wheels and chrome exterior accents, projector headlamps and new LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps, plus power and heated mirrors with turn signals.
Inside, new cloth seats and fold-flat front passenger seats add comfort plus 60/40 split folding rear seats that increase cargo capacity. A new leatherette steering wheel and gear-shift knob add a premium appearance with a tilt-and-telescoping steering column for ergonomic comfort.
The new 2019 Fiat 500X Pop receives the latest Uconnect system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times on a 7-inch touchscreen that displays high-resolution graphics.
Six-speaker audio provides amplified sound quality and dual USB ports in the front and rear center consoles, plus charging and data upload functionality that enables drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite multi-media content.
Additional standard safety and technology features include a security system, speed control, tire-inflator kit, remote start and ParkView rear backup camera.
Starting at $27,290, the Fiat 500X Trekking builds on the Pop model and adds a rugged front fascia with black grille and metallic surround, as well as a rear fascia that includes a metallic appearance. Deep tint sunscreen glass adds to the aggressive look plus automatic headlamps and cornering front fog lamps provide improved visibility.
Adding to Trekking’s adventurous look are metallic door handles and a 17-inch silver aluminum wheel.
Trekking interior features include front and rear premium quilted cloth seats, leatherette door-trim inserts and a multi-position cargo shelf panel for storage convenience. A 3.5-inch color TFT cluster screen provides easy navigation for vehicle information and settings.
Trekking customers also can enjoy a free 12-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio.
At the top of the 500X lineup is the new Trekking Plus model. Starting at $30,490, it adds additional premium Trekking content and style that includes 17-inch matte black machined aluminum wheels, chrome daylight opening (DLO) molding and LED projector headlamps.
Inside, Trekking Plus models include eight-way, heated and leather power seats with four-way lumbar support. A blushed console and door-trim accents further highlight the refined and premium cabin. Cargo storage also is enhanced with driver seat-back pockets and is protected with a rear cargo compartment cover. Interior visibility also is enhanced from overhead ambient lighting and door courtesy lamps illuminating side panels and cargo spaces.
Trekking Plus models receive the latest generation Uconnect 4 infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen and navigation radio that offer turn-by-turn navigation directions with outstanding sound from the eight-speaker audio system.
Trekking Plus drivers and passengers will enjoy peace of mind and comfort from the latest advanced safety and technology features, including ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist along with climate-controlled dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) and an automatic windshield defroster. An electrochromic rearview mirror offers automatic dimming capability for daylight/twilight driving.