2021 FIAT 500X vs. Its Competition

2021 Fiat 500X
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Among city-sized crossover SUVs, the Subaru Crosstrek pushes most of the right buttons for its composed ride, good real-world fuel economy, and excellent safety record.

If its looks are too rugged for you, consider the classy Mazda CX-3, which isn’t as spacious but will look like you spent a lot more than $30,000.

The Honda HR-V is a packaging marvel inside, though its ride can be stiff and it’s anything but quick.

The new Buick Encore GX is a compelling choice that’s stylish and refined.

And if you’re set on the 500X, don’t forget about its rugged Jeep Renegade cousin.

Shave its three-day beard and slip it into an Italian suit and you’re left with the 500X.

2021 Fiat 500X2021 FIAT 500X
#13 in Small SUVs
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2021 Buick Encore FWD 4-door Preferred Angular Front Exterior View2021 Buick Encore
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2021 Honda HR-V2021 Honda HR-V
2021 Jeep Renegade2021 Jeep Renegade
#12 in Small SUVs
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2021 Mazda CX-32021 Mazda CX-32021 Subaru Crosstrek Limited, left, and Sport, right2021 Subaru Crosstrek
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Quick Specs
Though not perfect, the 2021 Fiat 500X is a characterful, stylish choice that is often discounted.
The 2021 Honda HR-V leans into hatchback practicality, but its fuel economy and standard safety gear lag.
The 2021 Jeep Renegade is the small off-road SUV that doesn’t know how to quit.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 is a small but well-equipped crossover available in only base Sport trim.
The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek flexes a more potent available powertrain but still prioritizes safety and capability.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Pop AWDFWD 4-DoorLX 2WD CVTJeepster FWD *Ltd Avail*Sport FWDManual
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Buick Encore2021 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Honda HR-V2021 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Jeep Renegade2021 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Mazda CX-32021 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Subaru Crosstrek