2023 FIAT 500X vs. 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 FIAT 500X

2023 FIAT
500X

MSRP*: $30,245 to $33,275
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Picture of the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

2023 Kia
Sportage Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,490 to $36,390
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MPG - City 24 MPG 38 - 42 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 38 - 44 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 39.8 ft3 74.1 ft3
Engine
  • 177-hp, 1.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 177-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 177 hp 177 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 167.2 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 41.3 in
Head Room Front 39.1 in
Rear 37.8 in
Front 37.8 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.1 in

*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 Kia Sportage Hybrid than in the FIAT 500X, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the FIAT 500X and the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Kia Sportage Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the FIAT 500X, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500X will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 500X is much slimmer than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500X, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Handling
The FIAT 500X has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Sportage Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the FIAT 500X, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Kia Sportage Hybrid. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the FIAT 500X and the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the FIAT 500X transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Sportage Hybrid.

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