The new 2016 Fiat 500X brings some Italian style to the sub-compact crossover segment, but how does it compare to its competition? Roman Mica and Nathan Adlen were recently in sunny California to find out.
For this test, the 500X took on the 2015 Nissan Juke, the 2015 MINI Countryman, and the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Trax.
The 2016 500X tested here was the base Pop trim, and was the only one of the group equipped with a manual transmission. The six-speed unit was teamed with the 1-4-liter turbo four-cylinder putting power to the front wheels. This is the only transmission offered with the 1.4-liter engine.
Both the Countryman and the Trax came with six-speed automatics driving the front wheels. The Juke was the only crossover in the group to have both all-wheel-drive and a continuously variable transmission. While the Juke and the Trax both featured turbocharged four-cylinder engines – a 1.6-liter and 1.4-liter, respectively – the Countryman had the base 1.6-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder.
So how did the stylish 500X fare against the spacious Trax, the character-filled Countryman and the sporty Juke? Watch the full Mega Mashup video to find out: