2019 Fiat 500X First Look
- All-new 177-horsepower 1.3-liter turbo 4-cylinder
- Freshened front fascia
- Available in all-wheel drive Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus
- Pricing ranges from $24,500 to $29,195 plus $1,295 destination
A freshened 2019 Fiat 500X will go on sale next spring featuring an all-new 1.3-liter engine under the hood to go along with its new front fascia. The revamp will be launched in all-wheel drive Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus models with pricing starting from $24,495 plus $1,295 destination for the entry level Pop variant.
The new nose features LED running lights, optional LED headlamps, revised grille treatments and at the rear, LED taillamps. In addition, Fiat will be offering up to 70 new safety and security features that include park assists and adaptive cruise control.
“Our new Italian-designed, fun-to-drive 2019 Fiat 500X comes standard with an all-new, fuel-efficient 1.3-liter turbocharged engine that generates best-in-class torque,” said Steve Beahm, head of Fiat USA. “The new 2019 Fiat 500X also features standard all-wheel drive capability tailored to handle multiple climates and road conditions.”
The all-new 1.3-liter direct injection turbocharged 4-cyinder engine produces 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It has stop/start technology to reduce fuel consumption and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The gearbox also features Auto Stick which has a sequential-shift manual mode. There are also three drive modes: Auto, designed to deliver optimum fuel efficiency; Sport, which revises throttle and steering response, and Traction +, which helps with traction on low grip surfaces. All models have 17-inch wheels, while 18-inch rims are optional.
The revamped 2019 Fiat 500X lineup, which is now just limited to Pop, Trekking and Trekking Plus models all with standard all-wheel drive, drops the entry-level front-drive Pop model which had a $19,995 base price. Also dropped are the upscale Urbana, Lounge and Blue Sky trims offered on 2018 models.
The cabin features new premium cloth upholstery, a new instrument cluster with revised graphics and a 3.5-inch center reconfigurable TFT display for the driver. The 2019 500X also has a new steering wheel with spoke-mounted radio controls and a shape that has been recontoured for a more comfortable grip. The wheel is also clad in Techno-leather.
The new Fiat 500X is also equipped with FCA’s fourth generation of Uconnect infotainment featuring a 7-inch center touchscreen along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Also available are navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, voice command, streaming audio and satellite radio. Other interior options include a panoramic power sunroof.
Pop. Starts at $24,490 plus $1,295 destination. In addition to the new engine an all-wheel drive, Pop models come with 17-inch silver aluminum wheels, hill-start assist and electronic roll mitigation technology. Other features include power heated outside mirrors, 6-speaker audio, dual USB ports, cruise control, security system, remote start and backup camera.
Trekking. Priced from $25,895 plus delivery. It adds a black grille and metallic surround to the front fascia that has a brush-guard inspired look. The rear fascia also has a metallic appearance, along with deep tinted glass. Automatic headlamps and cornering fog lamps are standard. The cabin features quilted cloth upholstery, a 3.5 TFT driver information screen and a 12-month subscription to SiriusXM Radio.
Trekking Plus. This new range topping model carries an MSRP of $29,195 plus destination. It features matte black 17-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exterior accents and LED projector headlamps. Also standard are leather 8-way power seats with 4-way lumbar support, cargo compartment cover, navigation, front and rear park assist, 8-speak audio and dual zone automatic climate control.
Where is the Fiat 500X built?
The 2019 Fiat 500X is built in Melfi, Italy.