Make and Model:
Fiat 500X SUV AWD
1.6 Multijet AWD Automatic diesel
The 1.6 litre diesel engine can achieve 68.9mpg and 109g/km. Whilst reaching 0-62mph in only 10.5secs it makes up with a spacious, very comfortable inside thats full of character.
The benefit of having the added panoramic open and tilt sunroof made the cabin lighter inside, which added to spacious feel. The trim, paint and interior are all co-ordinated and with the added 500x logo emblazoned at strategic locations including the interior of the light cluster made the overall feel very modern and impressive.
In conclusion the off road 4×4 was extremely stylish, spacious and modern.
First Impressions – Exterior:
The colour co-ordinated alloy wheels and body moulds gave it an off road feel. It looked nothing like the ordinary 2 door Fiat 500, which was surprising, even to the people that it was shown to.
First Impressions – Interior:
The controls are nicely positioned and you don’t need a degree in computer science to understand how everything works. The gadgets are not over the top and iconic Fiat sized controls set the interior. There’s plenty of space for both driver and passengers front and back, a handy compartments to place drinks or snacks when travelling a distance.
The drive adapted well to different situations, so it wasn’t 4 wheel drive all the time. Although it may take longer than your average car to get up to speed it makes up for it in comfort and road handling for sure. With the added surprise of the 500X being that quiet to drive we had to make sure it was definitely a diesel.
With plenty of interior room and a large, double floored boot area this makes the Fiat 500X ideal for families or those with dogs that need transporting. The high level of standard safety equipment is impeccable with 6 airbags, ESC (electronic stability control), lane/blind spot assist and emergency breaking. All necessities especially when purchasing as a family car.
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Our purpose was to check out the cars practicality for family use and it ticked the boxes as far as we were concerned. There was plenty of room and it was an easy and comfortable drive.
The 4×4 version was particularly well styled and drew a few looks because it was labelled as a 500. We would certainly recommend the 500x for its practicality and style.
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