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Fiat 500X

(2014 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

57
%
D

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

54
%
E

Safety Rating:

50
%
D

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

94
%
A

Running Costs:

65
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

57
%
D

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

54
%
E

Safety Rating:

50
%
D

Eco Rating:

64
%
B

Reliability Rating:

94
%
A

Running Costs:

65
%
B

Summary


The Fiat 500X is a small SUV/crossover hatchback. Although it shares a family resemblance to the Fiat 500 city car (along with most of its name), it is actually a completely different and much larger vehicle.

The 500X was launched in 2014 and received a substantial mechanical update in Summer 2018, although visual changes were minimal.

The Fiat 500X has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being stylish and good to drive, while criticisms have centred around its practicality and space compared to rivals.

From spring 2022, the 500X became available with a mild hybrid petrol engine, which improves fuel efficiency and (unlike most mild hybrid motors) is able to provide a very small amount of electric power to move the car under limited conditions. However, its electrical assistance is much less than that found on a regular hybrid car, which can travel some distance and at normal urban speeds on electrical power alone.

The 500X is due to end production in late 2023, after which it will be replaced by the all-electric Fiat 600e. At this stage, Fiat does not intend to sell a petrol-powered version of the new 600 in the UK, although it will be available in other markets.

As of January 2024, the Fiat 500X holds a New Car Expert Rating of D with a score of 57%.

Key specifications


Body style: Small SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol
Price: From £28,515 on-road

Launched: Summer 2014
Last updated: Spring 2022
Replacement due: Winter 2023/24


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 4 stars
Date tested: April 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 86%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 74%
Safety assist: 64%

Notes on safety rating

The Fiat 500X was awarded a four-star safety rating from Euro NCAP back when this model was launched in 2012. However, this rating expired in January 2022 as the 500X no longer met the requirements for a four-star car. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Fiat 500X to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the BMW X3 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The Fiat 500X range has a high reliability rating of 83%, according to extended warranty data from our commercial partner MotorEasy, which puts it well above average. The only caveat to this score is that it currently comes from a small number of data points, so could shift significantly as more claims are added to MotorEasy’s database.

The average repair cost to date is just under £360, with warranty claims being relatively affordable across the board to date.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models49 mpgC42 – 50 mpgB – D
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models143 g/kmB130 – 175 g/kmA – C
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models19A7 – 20A – A
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£177A
Year 2£493A
Year 3£792A
Year 4£980A
Year 5£1,322A
Overall£3,764A

The Fiat 500X is a relatively affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Servicing and insurance bills are likely to be better than almost anything else in its class, with an outstanding set of A-grade scores. Unfortunately, fuel consumption is only average for the 500X, and that’s the largest running cost of all. You’ll probably find that similar cars from other brands will cost less in petrol bills each month.

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The Fiat 500X has received mostly average to good reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being stylish and good to drive, while criticisms have centred around its practicality and space compared to rivals.Fiat 500X