In many cases, the smallest vehicles on the market are targeted at buyers who are shopping on a tight budget. Cars designed with that priority in mind are often functional but joyless, vehicles that you settle for rather than desire. But it takes just one glance at the 2017 FIAT 500X to recognize that this is no dull purchase. Particularly dressed in the tested Arancio Orange paint, the 500X draws you in with its styling rather than just its base price.
Unlike many head-turning vehicles, the 500X subcompact crossover is both affordable and functional. While it's not the roomiest vehicle even in its subcompact class, this Fiat still boasts the utility of a high seating position, available all-wheel-drive, a versatile cargo hold, and tidy city-friendly dimensions. If the 500X draws you in with its retro Italian styling, and you're looking for something spunkier than a humdrum Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V or Nissan Rogue Sport, this subcompact crossover may be an appealing fit.