New 2018 Fiat 500X is coming to US. As the most demanding market, designers had to improve this model. This includes quite a few issues. For instance, cabin was clean and elegant, so not a lot of changes are expecting us there. On the other hand, 2018 year edition will change one thing about massive sunroof and touch-screen display. Proportions, driving impression and fuel economy have been positive aspects on earlier crossover. But, stuff like automatic transmission and off-road capability received damaging critics. These will endure most changes on upcoming SUV.
2018 Fiat 500X Engine
There is going to be two engines in the mix for 2018 Fiat 500X. Purchasers in North America are picking out between 1.4-l and 2.4-l drivetrains, both four-cylinder. Nonetheless, smaller one gives 160 horses, sent through 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 unique transmission. Newly developed 9-speed auto, received quite a bit of unfavorable critics on final edition. Rough shifting and bad 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 employing either front-wheel drive or AWD. Of course, all-wheels give better traction, in cost of mileage. With larger engine, 2018 Fiat 500X gives 24 mpg combined. Numbers are greater for two-wheel drive. A 2.4-l engine can go 27 mpg, while finest fuel economy comes with smaller sized 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 offer nearly fantastic balance. Nevertheless, in 2018 we will have once again three trim levels, as with existing model. These are Pop, Trekking and Lounge. Cabin of this crossover received most optimistic marks. It is clean, with a lot of beneficial tools. Infotainment screen reads info from cameras. This boosts safety, also. Climate control is much better than ahead of. Outside, we can see larger ground clearance. This makes Fiat 500X carry out better off the road. Nevertheless, this SUV is more urban vehicle, than it is adventurer.