There are times when a vehicle brings a little pop of sunshine when you drive it. The driving experience is fun and makes you want to see where else you can run that extra errand or just have a few more minutes of wheel time. The 2016 Fiat 500X is just he vehicle that brings that pop of sunshine especially when it is a shimmery yellow color that glistens in the sun. Though it be but small, it sure is fierce.
Now the Fiat 500X is not exactly a big enough vehicle for me and all the toting around I do of kids and gear, but would make for a great smaller vehicle for commuting or weekday kids are at school, mommy needs some drive time vehicle. The trunk space is adequate and I really like the secondary hidden compartment in the rear. The 500x is more of a hatchback so you don’t have the separation from trunk to cargo space as in a typical sedan.
The second row of seating can fit three smaller kids if needed or two adults comfortably. There just won’t be the stretching out for taller people as you can see where my knees hit and I am just 5’6″. The kids fit fairly well with their smaller booster seats. Being that this is more of a European style of car I do appreciate the smart use of space for a smaller vehicle. The ceiling height makes up for the sometimes lack of legroom.
I dig how they brought the outside of the car in with styling features and colors of the exterior. You get that pop of sunshine that the outside holds in the inside of the vehicle. I have seen this on a couple of vehicles, but not as predominate as they have here in the Fiat 500x. The outside styling is quirky yet sporty. It has that Fiat 500 look with a bit more flair. The black and chrome accents make the yellow shimmering paint pop even more. You will definitely get noticed in this vehicle.
The drive was fairly good, think the only thing I was missing was the manual shift that I had been able to experience in another version of this vehicle. As small as it is, it just makes you want to be the one in control of shifting and playing around with the gears.
It really is a little pop of sunshine in your day to be able to drive the Fiat 500x around. My dad was pining after it as he is a big fan of foreign films and old cars. It reminded him of movies he likes to watch and the cars they drive in them. I had a lot of fun in this one and loved the spunk!
Pop of Sunshine- 2016 Fiat 500x in Giallo Tristrato -MSRP $26,530
- 2.4L I4 MultiAir Engine, 9 speed automatic transmission
- Passive Entry
- Electric Park Brake
- Dynamic Control Selector
- Uconnect 5.0
- 6 speaker mediu hub with Sirius XM
- 3.5 inch cluster
- Premium wrapped steering wheel
- 17″ aluminum wheels
- Halogen projector headlamps
- 6.5 inch touchscreen display
- Blindspot and cross path detection
- Avg 35MPG