In Automotive School? What to Love About the 2023 Fiat 500X
The 2023 Fiat 500X is designed to be instantly recognizable. Apart from the fact that it sports the Italian automaker’s unmistakable retro aesthetic, it’s currently the only crossover SUV from Fiat in the North American market.
Looks are not all that this crossover SUV has got going for it, either. With its full array of safety, comfort, and convenience features, the Fiat 500X adds substance to its style.
If you’re considering automotive school, you might come across this car during your career. Read on to learn more about its performance, design, and safety features.
What You’ll Want to Know About the Fiat 500X’s Performance in Auto Mechanic School
For 2023, the 500X lineup has been trimmed to just two options. The uniquely-designed Yacht Club Capri lasted just a year, while the tough-looking Trekking and Trekking Plus have been discontinued. Now, the only available options are the basic Pop and chic Sport trims.
Both configurations pack 1.3-litre MultiAir direct-injection turbocharged engines with valve-actuation technology and best-in-class torque. This leaves the 500X good for 177 and 210 lb-ft of torque. As you might expect, acceleration is great, and combined with an all-wheel drive system, the 500X handles well, even on slightly rougher terrain. Three driver-selectable modes for the all-wheel-drive system are available to maximize traction under various driving circumstances.
Improved fuel economy is one major advantage of smaller engines, and the Fiat 500X’s rating of 7.9L/100 km highway is certainly reasonable. In a nod to tradition, the 500X’s engine is located at the back of the car. That’s something you’ll want to take note of if you’re in auto mechanic school.
Design and Comfort
In more ways than one, the 500X’s design is its standout feature. With its classic Italian style and excellent ground clearance, this crossover SUV manages to look chic and sturdy all at once. And it’s no less impressive inside than outside.
Although its all-leather upholstery has been replaced with more standard cloth covers, the 500X’s front seats still offer superb driver engagement, with standard heating and lumbar support among their most notable features. At the rear, things may get a bit tight, no thanks to the car’s compact design, but there’s still a comfortable 35 inches of legroom. On the upside, the car’s compact design ensures that there are few hard-to-reach spots, making the car easier to clean.
Across the smoothly bevelled dash, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with several smart integrations occupies pride of place.
Get a glimpse of the 2023 Fiat 500X here:
Safety and Driver-Assistance
In automotive school, one of the most important things you will be taught to look out for in any vehicle is its safety features. On these features, the 500X does really well.
The Fiat 500X boasts as many as 75 safety and driver-assistance features, including automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, path detection, forward collision warning, and parking assistance.
With its full suite of safety features, excellent design, and good performance specifications, the 500X is more than a decent choice for anyone, whether you’re a casual driver or an auto mechanic in training.
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