Whatcar drives the new Fiat 500X in the UK for the first time...
- See more at: http://www.whatcar.com/car-news/fiat/500x-suv/2015-fiat-500x-review/1335389The 500X copes well with city life. It's quick enough from one set of traffic lights to the next, and the light steering – that can be made even lighter by pressing a button on the dash – makes manoeuvring and parking as easy as you could hope for.
Out of town, you quickly notice the steering feels rather remote and disconnected, which doesn't inspire much confidence through faster corners. There's plenty of body sway, too, due to the soft suspension, although the 500X never lurches around uncontrollably.
What's more, that soft suspension helps take the sting out of bigger bumps around town, so you won't be wincing every time you have to tackle a speedbump or an unavoidable pothole.