After being so very disappointed by the Fiat 500L when I reviewed it a few years ago, I was totally prepared to hate the 2017 Fiat 500X. But curiosity eventually got the best of me, and I recently found myself behind the wheel of Fiat’s little jellybean-shaped SUV. At the end of a week of testing, what most surprised me was just how much I liked the 500X.
No, the X isn’t the best performer or the highest tech vehicle on the road, though it is roughly on par with much of its competition. However, it performed almost every task asked of it with a flair that just left me grinning all week long. This is a car that’s just bursting at the seams with character and personality that makes this average performing compact SUV one of the better vehicles in Fiat’s lineup.
Three levels of Uconnect technology
The 500X’s dashboard is home to one of three tiers of infotainment hardware; the Uconnect 3.0, 5.0 or 6.5 systems indicate the screen size as well as the level of sophistication offered to the driver.
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