USED: 2020 Fiat 500X Sport Review: Happy Rides in a Happy Car

2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

Fresh air. Sunshine. Smiles. Happiness.

That’s just how I felt when I got behind the wheel of the 2020 Fiat 500X Sport, the all-wheel drive crossover from Fiat. Being in quarantine for so long, it was time to get out and go for a drive. At the time, a drive felt like the only safe escape from home we really had. So I rounded up the crew and hit the road. We passed by the grandparent’s homes to wave hello, took the scenic route and got some treats at Playa Bowls. Happy rides in a happy car.

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2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

My daughter in the backseat poses for a picture with the birthday girl. Photo: Lillie Morales

A Birthday Parade

Everywhere we went, people looked at the Fiat 500X with smiles. My husband would wave and smile back. He couldn’t get over how excited people seemed to get around it. My mom thought it was the cutest thing she ever saw, and my grandmother said she wanted one (luckily, at $27,000 for the base and about $35,000 nicely loaded, it’s in her budget). So when we were invited to parade my cousin for her 21st birthday, we had to bring the Fiat 500X along. My daughter made a little banner, and off we went to celebrate.

Parades in the car were the new normal. How crazy it is that we went from endless celebration invites to simple car parades? It could be just what the world needed…

2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

You can fit 2-3 passengers in the backseat of the Fiat 500 x Sport. Photo: Lillie Morales

Surprising Space, Style and Convenience in the Fiat 500X Sport

I must admit, when I first saw the size of this small all-wheel drive crossover, I thought it would feel as small as it looked. If that makes sense. To my surprise, it felt bigger! The front seat (both driver and passenger) was comfortable. You could fit up to three passengers in the back (though I suggest the middle passenger be a petite person).

There is one USB port in the backseat, so your passengers can juice up their mobile devices. The front of the car has two USB ports and one 12-V power port. Plus, this model has a dual-pane sunroof that extended across the back. It was so cool to look out. My daughter loved looking out from the backseat.

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2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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New Design Features

The 2020 Fiat X Sport got some interior and exterior changes in order to give it a sportier look.

  • New fascia designs (front and back)
  • All new 18-inch wheels (standard) and 19-inch aluminum wheels with all-season Michelin tires (upgrade)
  • Dual chrome exhaust
  • All black interior
  • New sport-inspired seating with red stitching on seats, console and steering wheel
  • Flat bottom steering wheel with Alcantara inserts
  • Paddle shifters
  • 1.3-liter direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine (standard nine-speed transmission)
  • All 500X cars come standard with All Wheel Drive

    Get an inside look…

    2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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Is it Safe Enough?

The 2020 Fiat 500X Sport is loaded with safety features including front and rear cameras to help you park safer (and detect pedestrians), adaptive cruise control, a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning, rain-sensing windshield wipers, blind-spot monitoring and more. We tested the cameras and warning system by walking all around the car. Boy does the Fiat let you know!

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2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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Is there Any Trunk Space?

Yes! There really is. You can fit your essential groceries easily into the trunk. You can even pull the seats down to lug small furniture or larger items. There is a surprising 39.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded down.

2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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What You Should Know

  • Available in four trim models and 13 exterior colors
  • Fuel- 26 MPG 24 city / 30 highway
  • All Wheel Drive comes standard with all 500X models
  • There are four models in the Fiat 500X lineup:
    • Trekking
    • Sport
    • Trekking Plus
    • Pop
  • Comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Seats 5 passengers
  • Standard 7-inch touch-screen radio
  • BeatsAudio premium sound system (available as an upgrade)
  • Starts at $26,895 (the model I test drove is $35,895)
2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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Who This Car is For

  • Commuters
  • Singles or Couples living in city areas
  • Great extra car for the household
  • Someone who is always on the go and needs a small but fierce fast car!
2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

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What We Loved

  • Fun design
  • Compact size, easy to get around
  • Sporty bucket seats
  • Dual-Pane Power Sunroof
  • Leather-wrapped shift design
  • Heated front seatsĀ  (perfect for a chilly day!)
  • Beats sound system (so good!)


Every Ride is a Pure Joy Ride

We had so much fun testing out the 2020 Fiat 500x Sport. It really cheered us up to go out for little drives here and there. Turn up the music, forget your worries and drive.

2020 Fiat 500 X Sport

Lillie Morales is an entrepreneur mama- writer, photographer, and an Editor at She loves fast, pretty cars- ones... More about Lillie Morales