For those who’re choosing the 2019 Fiat 500X over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2019 Fiat 500X. You get a a lot better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 Fiat 500X occurs to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Fiat 500X affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this sort of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes normal, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction if you need it most.
The 2019 Fiat 500X, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly associated with this type of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Fiat 500X’s journey and driving expertise begin to fall in step with more modern automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend trying out the 2019 Fiat 500X’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better maximum towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra price. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Fiat 500X are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Fiat 500X also provides power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Fiat 500X recent by including a budget-conscious Customary Version Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Fiat 500X, which pushes the 2019 Fiat 500X into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, usually at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.