2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

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    2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD
    The interior comes standard with navigation, and there's special trim around the cabin.
    NOV 13, 2019
    Chris Bruce
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    The 2020 Fiat 500X Sport joins the model's lineup at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The meaner-looking model offers a revised bodykit, new Rovente Red exterior color, and tweaked interior amenities. Prices for the Sport start $26,895, versus $24,590 for the base model in the lineup. Deliveries begin in the first quarter of 2020.

    The 500X Sport comes exclusively with the 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 177 horsepower (132 kilowatts) and 210 pound-feet (285 Newton-meters) of torque. A nine-speed automatic is the only gearbox choice. It comes standard with the model's all-wheel-drive system with automatic rear-axle disconnect for improving efficiency when the power doesn't need to go to the back wheels.

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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    I have to admit --- I really like the revisions they made. It looks pretty good!

    Sadly, they won't sell very many of them, but it looks like a solid effort.
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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    It'll be $16K if you wait a (very) short while.
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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    Looks either heavy on the eye makeup or someone punched its lights out.

    AWD will sell among the non-cognoscenti who still think AWD/4WD will save them from their fool selves.

    It will sell because it's cheap. But it won't sell well, because FIAT has been on a downward spiral and they didn't start at the top of the mountain to begin with.

    OTOH if you want a cheap basic car that's not going to be in the shop so often that you know the entire service staff on a first-name basis (no, they're not all named Tony), and you know the service manager's life history and all his kids' and pets' and siblings' names, then you'll go to a KIA or Hyundai dealer.
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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    The 500X is the best 500 of the bunch, IMO.

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    I guess it looks alright other than those goofy looking eyeballs.

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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    I missed the "meaner" part. Still looks Euro Goofy to me.

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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    LOTOH if you want a cheap basic car that's not going to be in the shop so often that you know the entire service staff on a first-name basis (no, they're not all named Tony), and you know the service manager's life history and all his kids' and pets' and siblings' names, then you'll go to a KIA or Hyundai dealer.
    SIL's 500X was dirt cheap and has spent no time in the shop.
    Not basic either... it has real brown leather (not vinyl) heated seats with piping.
    Also has a heated steering wheel which has come in handy lately. She's very happy with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    SIL's 500X was dirt cheap and has spent no time in the shop.
    Not basic either... it has real brown leather (not vinyl) heated seats with piping.
    Also has a heated steering wheel which has come in handy lately. She's very happy with it.
    Well I take it all back, your SIL's experience trumps the various surveys by JDPOW, CR, Newspeak magazine, etc. My apologies for dissing your SIL's car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    Well I take it all back, your SIL's experience trumps the various surveys by JDPOW, CR, Newspeak magazine, etc. My apologies for dissing your SIL's car.

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    Survey doesn't mean much when everything made in 2019 is pretty reliable.
    Back in the '80's this stuff mattered because the best was like 8X better than the worst.

    Now that the best and worst aren't that far apart they have to make small stuff sound like big stuff.
    The alternative is irrelevance and going out of business.
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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    Dear FIAT,

    STOP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    Dear FIAT,

    STOP.
    Stop looking so mean? I agree 100%. The faint of heart might have a meltdown upon seeing one these vicious things heading toward them.
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IROCNROL1 View Post
    Stop looking so mean? I agree 100%. The faint of heart might have a meltdown upon seeing one these vicious things heading toward them.
    You'd look mean too if no one loved you and your family kept trotting you out like you were going to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Survey doesn't mean much when everything made in 2019 is pretty reliable.
    Back in the '80's this stuff mattered because the best was like 8X better than the worst.

    Now that the best and worst aren't that far apart they have to make small stuff sound like big stuff.
    The alternative is irrelevance and going out of business.
    I've been thinking about my sarcastic response and I apologize for going overboard. You are right, today's cars are remarkably reliable. As they should be after 100+ years of progress in all things mechanical and electronic.

    I'm glad SIL's car is just what she wants and needs. I've had cars I didn't especially like so getting that goodness of fit is a good thing.

    I find it odd that a yooj outfit like Fiat or FCA if you prefer, has such a half-assed or near-nonexistent ad campaign. I'd think their 500L in particular would go well over here, it's ute-looking and ute-sized and hey it's a ute!

    Perhaps Fiat, like GM, just happens to have a severely half-assed PR department that is constitutionally incapable of producing good PR. All anyone has to do today is look at ANY insurance company ad, many of these rival the classic VW ads of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Instead GM runs idiotic real fake real fake ads, Fiat as far as I can see doesn't run ads. Their sales figures suck, some people need to be replaced. While 45,000/year isn't setting the world on fire, dropping down to 1/3 of that in a couple of years indicates someone is asleep at the switch.


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    Re: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Arrives With Meaner Appearance, Standard AWD

    FCA started building Jeep Compass in the same plant (Toluca) in Mexico as the 500 in CY2016. Would you rather build 500s and pay people to take them, or build Jeeps that they can't seem to get enough of? Really, I think that explains it. They cut the supply.

    Keep the lines running, but build what sells. Why GM struggles with this so much is a mystery.

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