New 2018 Fiat 500X is coming to US. As the most demanding market, designers had to improve this model. This involves quite a few items. For instance, cabin was clean and elegant, so not several changes are expecting us there. On the other hand, 2018 year edition will change anything about big sunroof and touch-screen display. Proportions, driving impression and fuel economy were benefits on previous crossover. But, stuff like automatic transmission and off-road capability received negative critics. These will endure most changes on upcoming SUV.
2018 Fiat 500X Engine
There will probably be two engines in the mix for 2018 Fiat 500X. Buyers in North America are selecting involving 1.4-l and 2.4-l drivetrains, each four-cylinder. Even so, smaller sized one presents 160 horses, sent via 6-speed manual gearbox. Also, this base unit has turbocharger. Other one, a 2.4-l powertrain can delivers 180 hp. Nevertheless, this engine uses diverse transmission. Newly developed 9-speed auto, received a good deal of adverse critics on last edition. Rough shifting and negative influence on mileage are just some of complains. For 2018 year model, this gearbox will endure either improvement, or elimination.
2018 Fiat 500X Mileage and Competition
New crossover is applying either front-wheel drive or AWD. Of course, all-wheels provide improved traction, in expense of mileage. With larger engine, 2018 Fiat 500X gives 24 mpg combined. Numbers are much better for two-wheel drive. A 2.4-l engine can go 27 mpg, whilst ideal fuel economy comes with smaller drivetrain. Models that gets power from 1.4-l engine can go 28 mpg combined, and 34 mpg on highway. Numbers are comparable to its competition. The 500X will battle Chevrolet Trax and Honda HR-V. There is also brand new Mazda CX-3 crossover. Also, Fiat prepares special Abarth edition for 2018.
2018 Fiat 500X Redesign
Highlight of the exterior design of 2018 Fiat 500X are its wheels. Four 18-inch wheels present almost perfect balance. Nevertheless, in 2018 we will have once more three trim levels, as with present model. These are Pop, Trekking and Lounge. Cabin of this crossover received most good marks. It is clean, using a lot of beneficial tools. Infotainment screen reads info from cameras. This boosts safety, also. Climate control is far better than before. Outside, we can see larger ground clearance. This makes Fiat 500X carry out far better off the road. Nevertheless, this SUV is more urban vehicle, than it is adventurer.