2016 Fiat 500X Trekking Plus: A compact crossover with Italian style

Jul 01, 2015 735

by Tom Strongman

The Fiat 500X compact crossover is the antithesis of the original Fiat 500, a tiny city car whose 479cc, two-cylinder, air-cooled engine delivered 13 horsepower. The first 500, called Cinquecento in Italian, was built from 1957 to 1975, and it was Italy's equivalent of the Volkswagen Beetle.

The 500X, designed with the American market in mind, borrows design cues from the current 500 hatchback, but to me it looks even better. It is large enough to carry four people comfortably, has a versatile cargo space and handles easily. The 2.4-liter engine keeps up with traffic effortlessly.

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