2019 Fiat 500X Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Fiat 500X delivers the Italian design and engaging driving dynamics synonymous with the FIAT brand. The 500X offers an advanced all-wheel-drive system, functionality, and a full array of safety, comfort and convenience features. The fun-to-drive small crossover features an all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with engine stop-start (ESS) technology and best-in-class torque, standard nine-speed transmission and an all-wheel-drive system with a disconnecting rear axle for improved fuel efficiency. Loaded with nearly 70 advanced safety and security features, the Fiat 500X is available in three trim models and 12 exterior colors.

NEW FOR 2019:

  • All-new 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine, which boasts 177 horsepower and a best-in-class torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.

  • Standard-equipped inline four-cylinder engine features engine stop-start (ESS) technology and FCA-exclusive MultiAir III valve actuation, both of which contribute to improved fuel efficiency and emissions reduction

  • Standard all-wheel drive delivers strong performance and capability for multiple terrains

  • New 2019 Fiat 500X, delivering classic Italian style, is refined with new front and rear fascia, LED daytime running lights and rear tail lamps, and available LED headlamps with 20 percent greater lighting capability

  • Three all-new wheel options: 17-inch silver aluminum wheel (Trekking), 17-inch matte black machined wheel (Trekking Plus) and 18-inch matte anthracite machined aluminum wheel (Trekking and Trekking Plus models)

  • New exterior paint colors: Italia Blue, Vibrante Green and Milano Ivory

  • Interior provides comfortable seating for five and features new premium seating fabrics, steering wheel and redesigned driver cluster gauges

  • Advanced technology includes standard Uconnect 4 with 7-inch touchscreen radio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; navigation; Bluetooth hands-free calling, voice command and streaming audio; and SiriusXM Radio

  • Nearly 70 safety and security features that now include Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Park Assist

  • Starting MSRP of $25,785 (including destination) and will arrive in FIAT studios in the spring of 2019

ENGINE SPECS

Power in the 2019 Fiat 500X comes from an all-new, standard-equipment 1.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbocharged engine featuring a 70 mm bore and 86.5 mm stroke for a total displacement of 1,332 cc. Engine performance includes 177 horsepower and a best-in-class peak torque rating of 210 lb.-ft.

The all-new engine’s attributes are not limited to the realm of performance. The engine benefits from the latest iteration of an FCA-exclusive third-generation MultiAir valve-actuation technology, which further optimizes combustion efficiency through its unique control of intake-valve opening and timing. MultiAir III accommodates low-load efficiency through advance opening of the intake valves, which enables exhaust-gas recycling. When the driver demands more power, MultiAir III reduces compression ratios by delaying valve closure, which contributes to improved fuel efficiency while also controlling knock.

Additional features of the all-new 1.3-liter inline-four, a key member of a global engine family includes:

  • ESS technology, further benefiting fuel efficiency and contributing to emissions reduction

  • Low-inertia turbocharger with electronically controlled wastegate actuator

  • Lightweight, cast-aluminum block with cast-in iron liners and integrated aluminum bedplate

  • Four-valve cylinder head with high-turbulence intake

The 2019 Fiat 500X nine-speed automatic transmission provides a more responsive driving experience with quicker acceleration and smoother shifting. For improved driving comfort and refinement, the transmission control system closely monitors temperature, speed and electronic stability control (ESC) activation. More than 20 individual shift maps for specific conditions optimize shift quality and shift points for improved fuel efficiency, performance and drivability. The result is automatic shifting ideally tuned to the performance requirements of almost any driving demand.

The fully electronic nine-speed automatic also features on-the-fly shift-map changing with Auto Stick manual-shift capability. A unique set of four overdrive ratios improve highway fuel efficiency and reduce overall NVH levels. The 2019 Fiat 500X achieves an estimated fuel economy rating of 23 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in combined driving.

The Fiat Dynamic Selector System offers three customized modes for optimal driving performance. The driver can select the most suitable vehicle configuration for different driving conditions:

  • Auto: The basic mode calibrated for everyday driving and designed to ensure optimal fuel efficiency, low emissions and driving comfort. This is achieved with a smoother engine calibration, higher assistance on steering and a shift point optimized for low carbon dioxide emissions

  • Sport: The engine calibration converts for a sportier feel and is tuned for a faster driving response through ESC and steering adjustments. With all-wheel drive, this mode optimizes the driveline calibration for lateral dynamics

  • Traction +: A specifically calibrated mode maximizes low-speed traction with low friction and off-road surfaces by providing additional wheel slip through specially tuned chassis controls and a more direct engine response

EXTERIOR

The Fiat 500X leverages the iconic Cinquecento’s DNA to deliver classic Italian style and additional ground clearance with 17- or 18-inch wheels. The 2019 Fiat 500X has a refreshed exterior with new front and rear fascia designs, available LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps.

Additional new key design features for the vehicle include a stylish, high-tech LED signature strip around the front light module, providing the front of the new 500X a clear and distinctive visual identity. In addition, new rear LED tail lamps add a signature element that stands out on the road and increases visibility and safety. The Fiat 500X dual-pane sunroof (available on all model configurations) offers a power-sliding panoramic roof, with side glass panels that match with the body-side sheet metal for an open and spacious effect.

For 2019, three new exterior paint colors (Italia Blue, Vibrante Green and Milano Ivory Tri-coat) complement its wide variety of 12 available paint color options. Consumers also have three all-new wheel options, including a 17-inch silver aluminum wheel on Trekking models, 17-inch matte black machined wheel on Trekking Plus models plus an 18-inch matte anthracite machined aluminum wheel for Trekking and Trekking Plus models.

INTERIOR

The 2019 Fiat 500X adds a refreshed cockpit that includes new premium cloth seating fabrics that provide unmistakable Italian style, additional space and utility plus comfortable seating for five. A new instrument cluster is featured with easy-to-read graphics and maintains its arrangement into three stylish circular elements providing the perfect blend of vintage looks and modern technology. Two analogue dials with a speedometer and tachometers are arranged on the sides, while the 3.5-inch reconfigurable thin-film transistor (TFT) display in the middle provides key information to the driver in a simple and straightforward manner.

A new steering wheel is contoured to ensure better positioning of the driver's hands for perfect grip. The wheel features premium Techno-leather upholstery, as well as mounted radio controls to ensure safe driving at all times. The ergonomic passenger compartment also contributes to a comfortable and relaxed experience with easy-to-reach controls, gear-shift position and convenient front armrest.

SAFETY AND SECURITY

The 2019 Fiat 500X offers nearly 70 available safety and security features, including new available Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Park Assist for added passenger convenience and protection.

Adaptive Cruise Control can be activated for automatic reduction of the set speed when the vehicle is approaching the vehicle ahead in the same lane, or when another vehicle moves into the same lane. Adaptive Cruise Control returns to the set speed when the vehicle in front accelerates or moves to another lane. It also keeps the car at the distance from the vehicle ahead set by the driver. It operates from a speed of 19 mph. With Front Park Assist, at low speeds ultrasonic sensors in the bumper detect stationary objects.

The 2019 Fiat 500X is supplemented with both active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines, ESC with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.

MODEL LINEUP

Pop

Starting at $25,785, the Fiat 500X Pop includes an abundance of content at a significant value. Standard features include the all-new 1.3-liter turbocharged engine producing 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of best-in-class torque with ESS technology mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drivers will be able to conquer multiple road surfaces and conditions with standard all-wheel-drive capability and the Dynamic Selector System optimal for the appropriate drive settings. Hill-start Assist and Electronic Roll Mitigation technology instill driving confidence within a range of conditions and scenarios that drivers may incur.

Classic Italian style is complemented with 17-inch silver aluminum wheels and chrome exterior accents, projector headlamps and new LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps, plus power and heated mirrors with turn signals. Inside, new cloth seats and fold-flat front passenger seats add comfort plus 60/40 split folding rear seats that increase cargo capacity. A new leatherette steering wheel and gear-shift knob add a premium appearance with a tilt-and-telescoping steering column for ergonomic comfort.

The new 2019 Fiat 500X Pop receives the latest Uconnect system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which include easy-to-use features, enhanced processing power, faster start-up times on a 7-inch touchscreen that displays high-resolution graphics.

Six-speaker audio provides amplified sound quality and dual USB ports in the front and rear center consoles, plus charging and data upload functionality that enables drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite multimedia content. Additional standard safety and technology features include a security system, speed control, tire-inflator kit, remote start and ParkView rear backup camera.

Trekking

Starting at $27,290, the 2019 Fiat 500X Trekking builds on the Pop model and adds a rugged front fascia with black grille and metallic surround, as well as a rear fascia that includes a metallic appearance. Deep tint sunscreen glass adds to the aggressive look plus automatic headlamps and cornering front fog lamps provide improved visibility. Adding to Trekking adventurous look are metallic door handles and a 17-inch silver aluminum wheel.

Trekking interior features include front and rear premium quilted cloth seats, leatherette door-trim inserts and a multi-position cargo shelf panel for storage convenience. A 3.5-inch color TFT cluster screen provides easy navigation for vehicle information and settings. Trekking customers also can enjoy a free 12-month trial subscription to SiriusXM Radio.

Trekking Plus

At the top of the 500X lineup is the new Trekking Plus model. Starting at $30,490, it adds additional premium Trekking content and style that includes 17-inch matte black machined aluminum wheels, chrome daylight opening (DLO) molding and LED projector headlamps.

Inside, Trekking Plus models include eight-way, heated and leather power seats with four-way lumbar support. A blushed console and door-trim accents further highlight the refined and premium cabin. Cargo storage also is enhanced with driver seat-back pockets and is protected with a rear cargo compartment cover. Interior visibility also is enhanced from overhead ambient lighting and door courtesy lamps illuminating side panels and cargo spaces.

Trekking Plus models receive the latest generation Uconnect 4 infotainment system with 7-inch touch screen and navigation radio that offer turn-by-turn navigation directions with outstanding sound from the eight-speaker audio system.

Trekking Plus drivers and passengers will enjoy peace of mind and comfort from the latest advanced safety and technology features, including ParkSense Front and Rear Park Assist along with climate-controlled dual-zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) and an automatic windshield defroster. An electrochromic rearview mirror offers automatic dimming capability for daylight/twilight driving.

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