2016 Fiat 500X Small Crossover SUV To Start At $20,900


2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X

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The big brother to the original Fiat 500 three-door minicar, the 2016 Fiat 500X will go on sale in the U.S. later this year.

And now we've got pricing information: The small Fiat crossover will start at $20,900 and be available in five trim levels.

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Showing that Fiat hasn't lost its taste for whimsy, the base model is called the Pop--just like the littlest 500.

It comes standard with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

This engine is only available with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. EPA fuel-economy figures for the 500X haven't been released yet.

2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X

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Fiat will also offered a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine as an option on the Pop, and as standard equipment on higher trim levels.

This engine produces 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, and is only available with a nine-speed automatic.

The mid-level models are the Easy and Trekking, which start at $23,200 and $24,000, respectively.

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Finally, the Lounge ($25,750) and Trekking Plus ($28,000) top the range, with standard features like dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, power driver's seat, and leather seating surfaces on the Trekking Plus.

Front-wheel drive is standard on all 500X models, but all-wheel drive can be added to the Easy, Trekking, Lounger, and Trekking Plus models for $1,900.

This will be the first time all-wheel drive is offered on a Fiat product in North America. The 500X's system features rear-axle decoupling to save fuel when extra traction isn't needed.

2016 Fiat 500X

2016 Fiat 500X

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While the two models may look quite different, the 500X is essentially a city-focused counterpart to the 2015 Jeep Renegade.

The two vehicles use largely the same underpinnings, and are built in the same plant in Melfi, Italy.

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Symbolic of the Fiat-Chrysler union, however, their engines will be built in Michigan.

The 2016 Fiat 500X goes on sale in the second quarter of 2015.

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