With a compact and colorful exterior to go along with sporty acceleration, the FIAT 500X is a fun car to drive. The 2018 model also brings some new features to the table, which is why we put together this 2018 FIAT 500X review. 

This article touches on important aspects such as performance, technology upgrades and safety features, so drivers around Rapid City, Belle Fourche and Sioux Falls know exactly what they're getting. 

Athletic Performance in the 2018 Fiat 500X

The sporty look of the Fiat 500X is complemented by quick-twitch acceleration and surprising power. You'll also get to choose between two available engine options. 

The first is a 1.4L V6 MultiAir® which can generate 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, which gives you plenty of control, whether you're carving up back roads or cruising down the highway. 

The second option is a 2.4L V6 Tigershark® which can put out 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The transmission for this engine is a 9-speed automatic often praised for its seamless rotation between gears. 

Another appealing performance feature in this model is the FIAT Dynamic Selector. This system allows drivers to choose between three different drive modes including Auto, Sport and Traction. 

Auto is designed for everyday driving conditions and emphasizes fuel efficiency, while Sport loosens the reins a bit, giving drivers a spry, responsive ride. Traction comes into play if the road conditions are less than ideal. This mode maximizes low-speed traction to help drivers avoid slippage. 

Stay Entertained in the Cabin of the FIAT 500X

The FIAT 500X is built to help you enjoy your time on the open road. To accomplish this goal, numerous technology features have been implemented to create a user-friendly infotainment system. 

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are two headline infotainment features. They give you the ability to integrate your smartphone with your FIAT, and from there you can access many of the features on your phone such as apps, music or navigation. You can also use simple voice commands to make calls or send messages, thanks to the Integrated Voice Command with Bluetooth®. 

Another exciting system is Uconnect®. This setup is accessible on the available 7-inch touchscreen display and has helpful features like SiriusXM Traffic Link®, which gives you detailed looks at upcoming traffic, as well as other roadblocks like construction or detours. 

Advanced Safety & Protection Features 

The 2018 FIAT 500X is a safe vehicle, thanks to a number of modernized protection features. 

For example, the ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera makes it easy to maneuver around crowded parking lots. An available Blind Spot Monitoring System alerts you if you're attempting to switch lanes and another vehicle is driving in your blind spot. 

Finally, the LaneSense® Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist will proactively keep you in your respective lane if you begin to drift left or right without using your turn signals.  

Tackle the Open Road in the 2018 FIAT 500X

As you can see from our 2018 Fiat 500X review, the 500X offers a truly unique driving experience, and the best way to appreciate this ride is by getting behind the wheel. If you're near Rapid City, Belle Fourche or Sioux Falls, contact Liberty CDJRF to schedule your test drive today! 

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