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2020 FIAT 500X vs. 2021 Ford EcoSport Review

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2020 FIAT
500X

MSRP*: $24,590 to $29,495
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2021 Ford
EcoSport

MSRP*: $20,395 to $28,345
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Invoice* $24,358 to $28,551 $19,987 to $27,778
MPG - City 24 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 39.8 ft3 50.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 177 hp 123 - 166 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,400 - 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 167.2 - 168.2 in 161.3 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 69.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford EcoSport than in the FIAT 500X, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford EcoSport will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500X.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500X as you will with the Ford EcoSport, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The FIAT 500X is somewhat more expensive than the Ford EcoSport. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 500X is much higher than that for the Ford EcoSport.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500X is a little wider than the Ford EcoSport, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 500X, which is slightly longer than the Ford EcoSport.

Handling
The FIAT 500X has a larger turning radius than the Ford EcoSport, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the FIAT 500X will do just as well as the Ford EcoSport, since they have about the same towing capacity. The FIAT 500X has a little more horsepower than the Ford EcoSport.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the FIAT 500X does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford EcoSport.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the FIAT 500X and the Ford EcoSport. The FIAT 500X has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford EcoSport.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500X than that of the Ford EcoSport.