Pint-sized crossovers are officially a thing now, and a few of them already are on sale to greet the 500X when it arrives in the spring.
The GM twins—the Chevy Trax and Buick Encore—differ only in styling and equipment.
They're competent runabouts, a little thin on the luxury scale in the Buick's case, and only moderately quick at best.
The 500X will share its mechanicals with the Jeep Renegade, a vehicle that manages to sum up the visual Jeep appeal in the shortest overall length possible.
The Honda HR-V will have its Magic Seat as its strongest weapon, while the Mazda CX-3 promises cut-above handling for the growing subcompact-crossover class.
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|2016 FIAT 500XBrowse Used Listings||2016 Buick EncoreBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet TraxBrowse Used Listings||2016 Honda HR-VBrowse Used Listings||2016 Jeep RenegadeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mazda CX-3Browse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged I4||Turbocharged Gas 4-Cyl||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Station Wagon||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Special Purpose||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door Pop||FWD 4-Door||FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS||2WD 4-Door Manual LX||FWD 4-Door Sport||FWD 4-Door Sport|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 FIAT 500X vs. 2016 Buick Encore||2016 FIAT 500X vs. 2016 Chevrolet Trax||2016 FIAT 500X vs. 2016 Honda HR-V||2016 FIAT 500X vs. 2016 Jeep Renegade||2016 FIAT 500X vs. 2016 Mazda CX-3|