2017 FIAT 500X vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Pint-size crossovers are all the rage at the moment, but that doesn't mean Fiat is late to the party.

The Chevrolet Trax and the Buick Encore are essentially the same vehicle underneath, although the Buick's interior is a nicer place to spend time.

The Mazda CX-3 is decidedly tight inside, but it offers the best driving dynamics in its class.

The Honda HR-V is also quite small, but delivers a full dose of traditional Honda virtues and it drives very well.

Then there's the Jeep Renegade, which is built alongside the 500X.

The two are essentially identical underneath, but the Fiat is a little more fun to drive and the Jeep can crawl up a dirt road a little better.

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Quick Specs
With more personality than most small crossovers, the Fiat 500X is definitely worth a look.
The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space.
The 2017 Chevrolet Trax may lack power and style, but it's a smart package for city dwellers thanks to a useful hatchback shape, thrifty fuel economy, and a low price.
Think of the 2017 Honda HR-V as a Fit with all-wheel drive and a little more headroom. It's not as fun as it could be, but it makes a lot of sense.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the smallest Jeep you can buy, appealing both to commuters and off-roaders, but its design can outshine its performance.
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSpecial PurposeSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
Pop FWDFWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door LSLX 2WD ManualSport FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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