the interior is quite funky yet functional, well finished with good quality trim...
What's It Like to Live With
The 500X has a footprint of 4248mm long x 1796mm wide x 1600mm tall – the Off Road Look is slightly longer at 4273mm. This compares to its close rival the Renault Captur at 4122mm x 1778mm x 1566mm.
The Fiat 500X is easy to live with and getting in and out is a fairly easy affair, although someone did comment that the front door aperture is quite small. We found that getting into the ideal seating position was not easy with a lever to adjust the seat recline – we find that dial reclines offer more precision.
Interior space is good, with three pre-teenage children happily accommodated in the rear; it would fit three adults at a push. The interior is quite funky yet functional, well finished with good quality trim.
Forward vision is good, looking over your shoulder with the hard seats was a bit more difficult and the rear window is a bit slotty. All-round vision is a little hampered as you sit quite high but this is subjective to your height.
We liked the digital speedo which was easy to view, and can be changed between mph and k/ph should you venture abroad.
The boot accommodates 350 litres with rear seats up, 1000 litres with the 60/40 split fold seats down – the Captur’s boot is 455 /1235 litres and the Nissan Juke’s 354/1189 litres. It is perfectly usable for family shopping and holidays for the smallish family, it was OK for our company dog, ‘a Greyhound’ but he did find it a little difficult to stand up.
Petrol models can tow up to a maximum braked weight of 800 kgs and diesel 1200 kgs, which is not really suitable for hardened Caravanners or horse box owners.
Using the 500X at night we weren’t too impressed with the headlights, although there are daytime running lights – there are options on some models for bi-xenon headlights.