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2022 Fiat 500X: Choosing the Right Trim

And then there was one. The 2022 Fiat 500X is like that last puppy in a litter to be adopted: lonely. As the only Fiat model still marketed in the U.S., the 500X is basically unchanged for 2022.

Gone, though, is the top-end Trekking Plus grade. Fiat replaced it with the Trekking Value Plus Package, optional on the Trekking trim level.

Built on the same assembly line as the Jeep Renegade, the 500X lists the Renegade as a rival, along with others like the Honda HR-V, Subaru Crosstrek, and the Mazda CX-3.

We like the 500X for its design inside and out, as well as its standard features list. We also appreciate its spunky powertrain, which it shares with the Renegade.

We don’t like that popular driver aids like forward-collision warning aren’t even available as options on the base Pop or top-end Sport trim. Fiat does offer them on Trekking in the extra-cost Value Plus Package.

Thrust comes from a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. A 9-speed automatic transmission divvies up engine output among the wheels. Every 500X is all-wheel drive (AWD)

The government estimates the fuel economy at 24 miles per gallon in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg in combined driving.

Fiat offers the 500X in Pop, Trekking, and Sport grades.

2022 Fiat 500X Pop (Starting at $26,565)

The Pop gets standard AWD, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, LED taillights, power heated outboard mirrors with integrated turn signals, and air conditioning.

Also included are cloth seating, a 60/40 split-folding backseat, keyless entry with push-button start, remote start, and hill-start assist.

The infotainment features are Uconnect 4 with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth with voice recognition, three USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard.

None of the popular driver-aid technologies are standard nor optional for Pop.

However, there are several available options.

Pony up an extra $300 for the Pop Value Package. It adds auto-on/off headlights, tinted windows, rear parking assist, satellite radio capability, and the upgraded 9-speaker Beats audio system.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Pop base price brings the total to $28,060. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to a monthly payment of $504. See Fiat 500X Pop models for sale

2022 Fiat 500X Pop Includes:

  • AWD – This system automatically transfers engine torque from axle to axle based on which wheels have grip.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – Allows these smartphone features to interface with your vehicle.
  • Keyless entry with push-button start – If the key fob is on your person, the doors will automatically unlock when you approach the vehicle. This feature also usually includes push-button start.

2022 Fiat 500X Trekking (Starting at $27,700)

Trekking builds on the Pop content. It adds a height-adjustable rear cargo floor, premium cloth seating, auto on/off headlights, cornering front foglights, and a 3.5-inch color driver info display.

If we were buying the 500X, we would pick the Trekking trim. With that, we would take advantage of the bargain-basement price of $700 for the Trekking Value Plus Package.

It includes blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward-collision warning with auto emergency braking, and lane-departure warning with steering assist.

The Value Plus Package also adds adaptive cruise control, high beam assist, Beats audio system, rain-sensing wipers, and an upgraded Uconnect system with navigation.

Spend another $795 for the Comfort Group, and you get dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-way power driver’s seat, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Trekking base price brings the total to $29,195. With no money down for 60 months at 3% interest, financing works out to $525 per month. See Fiat 500X Trekking models for sale

2022 Fiat 500X Sport (Starting at $28,555)

Sport adds 18-inch aluminum wheels, Sport cloth seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, and bright pedals to the Trekking standard content.

Sport also provides some unique exterior styling cues.

Sport, too, qualifies for the Comfort Group.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Sport base price makes the total $30,050. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $540 per month. See Fiat 500X Sport models for sale

2022 Fiat 500X Sport Includes:

  • Flat-bottom steering wheel – A sporty wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters.
  • Sport styling cues – These include the front-rear bumpers, wheel arches, lower sills, and door handles.
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels – Unique to the Sport trim.


What is the best 2022 Fiat 500X trim?

The Trekking trim with the optional Trekking Value Plus is in the sweet spot of value in the Fiat 500X lineup with nice safety and infotainment tech features at an affordable price.

How many mpg does the 2022 Fiat 500X get?

The Fiat 500X gets 24 city/30 highway mpg.

Which 2022 Fiat 500X trim level offers the most safety?

The Trekking trim with the available Trekking Value Plus package has the most safety tech features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and more.

Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street... Read More about Russ Heaps

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