2018 FIAT 500X vs. Its Competition

2018 Fiat 500X

The Fiat 500X shares not only its underpinnings, but also even a factory with its corporate sibling, the Jeep Renegade.

They couldn’t be more different; where the Jeep is chunky, tough, and has off-road chops, the Fiat is sleek, urbane, and intended for little more than bad weather or muddy roads.

Another pair of siblings is the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, which divide up along premium elegance (Buick) or straightforward practicality (Chevy).

The Mazda CX-3 is the sports car of the small SUV crowd, though it’s minimal inside and the rear seat only barely holds adults.

Finally, the Honda HR-V is huge inside and as flexible as the Fit five-door hatchback, plus it has its own slightly cheeky character and styling.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Fiat 500X comes with more built-in personality than most other small SUVs, though it’s an urban warrior rather than an off-roader.
The 2018 Buick Encore does the pint-size crossover thing well, although it lacks some safety tech and gets pricey with options.
The 2018 Chevrolet Trax, Chevy’s smallest utility vehicle, is straightforward: it’s plain on the outside but practical inside, not particularly fast but adequately fuel-efficient.
The 2018 Honda HR-V blends great rear-seat flexibility and gas mileage, but it’s slow.
The 2018 Jeep Renegade mounts a spirited defense of its brand bona fides, but delivers a less convincing impression of a great economy car.
The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
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
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Turbocharged Gas 4-CylRegular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSpecial PurposeSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact Cars
Style Name     
Blue Sky Edition 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
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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