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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 FIAT 500X Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2020 FIAT 500X

2020 FIAT
500X

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MSRP*
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$25,190 to $37,155
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$24,590 to $29,495
Invoice* $24,719 to $35,708 $24,358 to $28,551
MPG - City 22 - 25 24
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the FIAT 500X. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the FIAT 500X.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the FIAT 500X, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mazda CX-5 is somewhat more expensive than the FIAT 500X. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the FIAT 500X.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much wider than the FIAT 500X, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda CX-5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the FIAT 500X.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mazda CX-5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the FIAT 500X.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has the same turning radius as the FIAT 500X, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mazda CX-5 will do just as well as the FIAT 500X, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mazda CX-5 has a little more horsepower than the FIAT 500X.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-5 and the FIAT 500X. With the Mazda CX-5, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the FIAT 500X.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda CX-5 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the FIAT 500X.