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The Fiat 500x has been on the market for a few years now. However, the vehicle has never been the most popular nor well received. However, the Subaru Crosstrek, one of its biggest competitors, is much more well-liked for three main reasons. Here’s how the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek succeeds over the Fiat 500x.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is a more fuel efficient small SUV

2024 Subaru Crosstrek
2024 Subaru Crosstrek | Subaru

One of the reasons the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek is a more well-received small SUV than the Fiat 500x is fuel economy. The Crosstrek excels in this area across all its engine setups. The 2.0-liter engine with the CVT gets a reported 28 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The 2.5-liter engine option paired with the CVT gets 27 and 34 mpg. The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek also comes with a manual option that is a little less fuel efficient, but many are glad it exists. 

The fuel economy for the 2023 Fiat 500x is much less exciting. First, the SUV only has one engine option. According to Car and Driver, it’s a turbocharged 1.3-liter with a maximum output of 177 hp. The Fiat 500x gets 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Though its fuel economy isn’t bad, it’s not the greatest for a small SUV. 

The 2023 Fiat 500x isn’t well liked

2023 Fiat 500x
2023 Fiat 500x | Stellantis

The interior is one of the most significant complaints about the 2023 Fiat 500x. In fact, most who have encountered the 500x interior absolutely hate it. It has a fairly decent infotainment display and comes with high-quality materials. However, the vehicle is cramped, even by small SUV standards. In addition, there needs to be more cargo space.

On the other hand, the 2023 Subaru Crosstrek has a fairly well-liked interior. It’s not the most exciting, but it’s durable and has a welcoming look. It can also contain about 19 pieces of luggage with the seats folded. The Crosstrek comes standard with a 6.5-inch display, and advanced trims have an 8.0-inch screen. The screen in the Fiat SUV is a little bigger but looks more primitive.

The Fiat 500x isn’t considered reliable

2023 Fiat 500x small SUV in blue
2023 Fiat 500x | Stellantis

Another drawback to this small SUV from Fiat is its reliability scores. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a predicted reliability score from J.D. Power due to a lack of data. However, Consumer Reports expects the SUV will be less reliable than other new vehicles. The organization based this on Fiat models from the recent past.

The 2023 Subaru Crosstrek dominates the Fiat 500x concerning reliability. The vehicle has an impressive 80 out of 100 and is considered to be more reliable than other vehicles. Of course, there are many other reasons why the Crosstrek is so much more popular than the 500x, but these are some of the most significant reasons.

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