Fiat has been relatively quiet over the last few years. Stellantis made news when it announced that there would be an all-electric version soon. In early 2024, Fiat will launch the Fiat 500e, the first Stellantis battery-electric-vehicle offering in North America. Now, the sporty 500X is once again making news as Cars.com is giving the fun little car points for its affordability. Cars.com lists the 2023 500X in its Affordability Report as one of 2023’s Best Value New Cars.
Value Ratio is Key
One of the reasons that the 2023 500X us catching attention is that it packs a lot of value into a fun little package. It offers more room in its interior than many people would think. It is all-wheel-drive which makes it a year round vehicle and is loaded with technology compared to other cars in its size range. It has up to 75 advanced safety features. It also offers two trim levels: Sport and Pop.
“In 2023, consumers are expected to be more cautious when spending money on larger items. Cars.com’s Best Value New Car report helps car shoppers find vehicles that have the technology and features they need and that won’t blow their budget. The 2022 Fiat 500X Pop is one of the small SUVs that would be a good option for shoppers who want the convenience of an SUV without the high price tag,” says Jane Ulitskaya, Cars.com editor.
2023 Fiat 500X
The 2023 Fiat 500X is technically a crossover, so it competes with other small SUVs. It has a 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is more powerful than you might expect, getting 177 horsepower and 210 lb.-ft. of torque. Its engine stop-start technology helps it get best-in-class fuel economy. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 30 mpg on the highway.
The 2023 500X has some safety features that you rarely see on such a small vehicle.
- Standard Forward Collision Warning with Full Stop
- Standard heated seats
- Standard LED headlights
- Standard blind-spot warning
2023 Fiat 500X has a starting U.S. manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $28,965, plus a $1,595 destination charge.
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