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2018 (18) Fiat 500XDiesel Hatchback 2.0 Multijet 4x4 Cross Plus 5dr Auto

Edinburgh Sighthill Motorstore / Fiat
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

7" HD Touchscreen Radio with 3D Navigation, Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in and DABApple car play/Android Auto
Drive mode selectorDualdrive PAS
Lane assistLane departure warning system
Rear parking sensor 

Entertainment

Aux input 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door mirrors
Dark tinted rear windowsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Heated rear windows with wash wipeRear electric windows
Rear spoilerRear wiper
Satin chrome body side mouldingsSatin effect door handles

Interior Features

60/40 split folding rear seatAuto climate control
Auxilliary 12V power socketCooled glovebox
Front head restraintsHeight adjustable drivers seat
Height adjustable steering wheelLeather gearshift
Leather steering wheelParcel shelf
Seat back pocketsSteering wheel audio controls

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Brake assistDriver and passenger airbags
Electronic parking brakeESC including ASR/MSR + hill hold
Height adjustable seatbeltsPassenger airbag deactivation system
Side airbagsTraction control
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWindow airbags

Security

DeadlocksImmobiliser
Keyless entryRemote central locking

Technical

Active roll mitigation 

Trim

Grey dashboard trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)144Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1956Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)83Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90.4
Engine Code55263088Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears9 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)43.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power140
Coin DescriptionMultijet 4x4Coin SeriesCross Plus
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %86
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %74NCAP Safety Assist %64
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months72Timing Belt Interval Mileage120000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.8Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW103Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed118

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTREKKINGWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1608Height (including roof rails)1620
Length4273Wheelbase2570
Width1796Width (including mirrors)2025

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)48Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)910
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)245Max. Roof Load50
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1495No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.05
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Fiat 500X

Fiat expands its 500 franchise in the shape of the dinky 500X SUV. Jonathan Crouch reports on the 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp diesel version..

Ten Second Review

Fiat comes winging back into form with the perky 500X crossover. Bigger than it looks, you get a choice of front or all-wheel drive, manual, twin clutch or nine-speed automatic gearboxes and a whole stack of personalisation options. The ultimate version is the one we're looking at here, the 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp diesel Cross Plus 4WD variant. It's the one that really shows what this car can do.

Background

It's easy to see just what Fiat is trying to do with this 500X. It's trying to do a MINI. Just as BMW introduced a 'new' MINI that borrowed from retro roots, then expanded its line-up to include a Countryman crossover version, so Fiat hopes this 500X will expand its little 500 model's reach into this lucrative Nissan Juke/Renault Captur-dominated segment. Crossover vehicles have been really big sellers in the UK of late and if Fiat can get the recipe right with this 500X, it could be hugely profitable. Let's try it in desirable 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp diesel guise and see if it stands a chance.

Driving Experience

The 500X handles very well for such a high-riding car, resisting understeer really well. The steering doesn't offer too much in the way of feedback, but it's very accurate and well-weighted. The brakes are well up to the task too. In other words, show it the right road and you can have fun in this little crossover. As much fun as you'd have in a rival Nissan Juke? You might well think so. Standard models get a 'Drive Mood' selector including an 'All Weather' mode which adjusts the ESC stability control for greater traction. Those wanting more off piste ability can opt for 'Cross' or 'Cross Plus' variants (we tried the latter one), which replaces this mode with a 'Traction' function that speeds up the transmission of torque to the rear axle on four-wheel drive versions or activates the Traction Plus electronic front differential system on front wheel drive cars. The 500X's four-wheel drive system uses an ingenious rear axle disconnection system that seamlessly switches between two- and four-wheel drive for full-time torque management without requiring input from the driver. we can imagine it'd be an absolute hoot in the snow. Under the bonnet of the variant we tried lay Fiat's well-regarded 140bhp 2.0 Multijet II diesel, capable of 62mph from rest in 9.8s on the way to 118mph.

Design and Build

There aren't too many small crossovers whose styling gets an almost universal vote of confidence, but we really haven't chanced upon anyone who doesn't like the 500X. Designed in-house by Centro Stile, the 500X not only has clear links to its siblings in the current 500 family but also the iconic 1957 original, most notably its large, circular headlamps the brightwork on the nose and its distinctive clamshell bonnet. You get a spacious 350-litre luggage compartment which can be extended using the Fold&Tumble rear seats and the fold-flat front passenger seat. Style-wise, there's a lot to take in. For the driver, there's a big instrument binnacle divided into three, circular, individually cowled displays, with the large, central display featuring a reconfigurable 3.5-inch TFT display, flanked by speedometer and rev-counter in the other displays. A revised steering wheel offers improved grip and comfort as well as loads of buttons. It takes a bit of getting used to but there are audio and vehicle system controls on it and while the dashboard panel retains the retro look of the 500, model-specific switchgear and either 5.0-inch or 6.5 touchscreen Uconnect infotainment systems give the 500X its own look and feel.

Market and Model

On the face of things, prices aren't anything to fret about, with Fiat pitching the 500X from around £14,500 for the entry-level 1.6-litre petrol engine. However, that figure can quickly rise and the 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp diesel Cross Plus variant we tried listed at nearly £26,000, with extras pushing the cost of our test car to well over £28,000. That's a lot of money for a small Fiat, even a very nice one. Still, it does come very well equipped. All 500X Cross Plus models feature HID headlamps, an adjustable cargo floor, front floor mats, Cross Plus-specific 18-inch alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, the 6.5-inch Uconnect infotainment system with 3D navigation plus a 3.5-inch TFT colour display. Most laudably, Fiat haven't skimped on the airbag tally. In a class where rivals routinely force you to pay extra for side or curtain airbags, this car comes with six airbags even in its cheapest guise. Anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution are there to help you avoid the need to use them. All cars get Electronic Stability Control and Dynamic Steering Torque systems, which improve both driving safety and handling performance by actively correcting over and understeer.

Cost of Ownership

When it comes to keeping running costs down in 500X ownership, the 120PS diesel in front-wheel drive guise looks to be a strong choice. Here you'll see 68.9mpg on the combined cycle with emissions of just 109g/km. The car we tried, a Cross Plus 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp variant with all-wheel drive and the nine-speed auto box, manages to squeak 51.4 miles from a gallon of diesel with emissions of 144g/km. None of these numbers are really class leading but we doubt that many potential owners will care. Residual values ought to stack up well too. We'd much rather put my money into one of these than something like a Renault Captur, a Citroen C4 Cactus, a Nissan Juke or even its sister vehicle, the Jeep Renegade. Go for diesels and Cross Plus all-wheel drive 500X models if you want a car that'll cling onto its value. Oh, and don't go too nuts with the options. Anything else you ought to know? There's a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, which is better than the class norm, so if you're holding out hopes for a used one of these, now you know when a whole bunch will land on the secondhand market.

Summary

If you'd read this far, it probably won't have escaped your notice that we quite like the Fiat 500X. And do you know what? We really didn't expect to. We thought it might be one of those cynical, slightly lazy marketing-led vehicles that just leech off a company's history, as is the case of many retro-themed vehicles. The 500X emerges as anything but. Even if you had no clue what the original 500 was, you'd enjoy this vehicle. It looks good and drives well in this 2.0 Multijet II 140bhp diesel Cross Plus guise. Plus the equipment count is very good, running costs aren't going to break the bank and the thing we like best? It's not boring. Nissan's hugely successful Juke mined that particular seam, realising that there was a big group of car buyers who just wanted something different, something with a bit of zest and attitude. The 500X picks up that ball and runs with it, offering something that people can't help but comment on. After the swing and miss that was the 500L, this is a welcome return to form.

Performance
50%
Handling
50%
Comfort
50%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£228.73
Deposit£1550
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£15,498
Credit amount£13,948
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6811
Total amount payable£19,112.31
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.15p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Edinburgh Sighthill Motorstore / Fiat

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