Compare 2021 FIAT 500X vs 2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2021 FIAT 500X
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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Pop AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
500X Pop AWD 24 30 $25,970 $26,275
500X Sport AWD 24 30 $27,395 $28,265
500X Trekking AWD 24 30 $26,590 $27,410
500X Trekking Plus AWD 24 30 $30,394 $31,455
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crosstrek CVT 28 33 $22,348 $23,595
Crosstrek Limited CVT 27 34 $26,411 $27,995
Crosstrek Manual 22 29 $21,108 $22,245
Crosstrek Premium CVT 28 33 $23,318 $24,645
Crosstrek Premium Manual 22 29 $22,078 $23,295
Crosstrek Sport CVT 27 34 $25,027 $26,495
Crosstrek Hybrid CVT N/A N/A $33,201 $35,345

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs. 2021 Fiat 500X: Compare Crossover SUVs

Small crossover SUVs are all the rage, but only two of them come standard with all-wheel drive: The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek and 2021 Fiat 500X.

While both models cut a more distinct shape than the homogenous subcompact crossovers out there, both automakers spent the last year upgrading their entry-level SUV with a new Sport trim. The 2021 Fiat 500X is the only Fiat on sale in the U.S. for 2021, following the discontinuation of the ungainly 500L and Mazda-made 124 Spider. Subaru doubled down by plunking in a larger flat-4 to fuel rallycross dreams in the popular Crosstrek. 

 
 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,970
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,275
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though not perfect, the 2021 Fiat 500X is a characterful, stylish choice that is often discounted. The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 100.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.7 63.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 104.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 30.9
Length, Overall (in)
167.2 176.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
14.1 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
39.8 55.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
14.1 20.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 42.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 32.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 64.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TMF NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TMF NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3305 3188
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
210 @ 6500 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EYF NA
Displacement
1.3 L/81 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 @ 5500 152 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
9 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 -
Trans Order Code
DFH NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.07 - 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
FIAT 500X Subaru Crosstrek
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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  • Lease: From $219 for 36 months
  • Rebates: None, but dealer discounting likely
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 48 months
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