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2016 Fiat 500X

Small SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
    G
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M


Ratings shown are the latest available for this model year.
See below for ratings based on manufacture date.

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Model year Front overlap SideRoof strengthHead restraints & seatsFront crash prevention
SmallModerate
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced

Applies to 2016 models built after July 2015

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Fiat 500X was introduced in the 2016 model year. Beginning with 2016 models built after July 2015, the vehicle's front-end structure and front door hinges were modified to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. At the same time, the computer software was modified to optimize frontal airbag and seat belt pretensioner impact sensing. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Structure

The driver space was maintained reasonably well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 11 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 9-10 cm at the instrument panel and hinge pillar.

Injury measures

Measures from the dummy indicate that injuries to the left lower leg would be possible in a crash of this severity. The risk of significant injuries to other body regions is low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but moved too far to the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. The side curtain airbag deployed and had sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects. The side torso airbag also deployed.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,288 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length167 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEN1541
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm)11
Footrest (cm)5
Left toepan (cm)3
Brake pedal (cm)3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm)3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm)10
Upper dash (cm)10
Lower instrument panel (cm)9

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEN1541
Head
HIC-15122
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm)10
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Femur (kN)
Left0.8
Right0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left2
Right3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left0
Right0
Maximum tibia index
Left0.82
Right0.30
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left1.9
Right0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left53
Right32

Applies to 2016 models built after July 2015

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
A
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Fiat 500X was introduced in the 2016 model year and is derived from the Jeep Renegade. Beginning with 2016 models built after July 2015, the vehicle's computer software was modified to optimize frontal airbag and seat belt pretensioner impact sensing, primarily for the small overlap frontal test mode, but also to a certain extent for the moderate overlap mode. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of frontal crash test verification.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the right foot indicate that injuries to the foot would be possible.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, it rebounded into the seat without its head coming close to any stiff structure that could cause injury.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,289 lbs.
Side airbagsfront and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length167 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTF1508
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)3
Left (cm)5
Center (cm)4
Right (cm)4
Brake pedal (cm)5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)1
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)-3
Rearward (cm)-6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTF1508
Head
HIC-15279
Peak gs at hard contactno contact
Neck
Tension (kN)1.3
Extension bending moment (Nm)13
Maximum Nij 0.28
Chest maximum compression (mm)29
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)0.9
Femur force - right (kN)0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm)1
Knee displacement - right (mm)2
Maximum tibia index - left0.41
Maximum tibia index - right0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN)2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left51
Right153

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Fiat 500X was introduced in the 2016 model year and is derived from the Jeep Renegade. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Fiat Chrysler as part of side crash test verification.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof and a side airbag that deployed from the seat.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,322 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length167 in.
Width71 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 30 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDVTS1508
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-19.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDVTS1508
Head HIC-15357
Neck
Tension (kN)0.9
Compression (kN)0.6
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)39
Average deflection (mm)33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)5.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.94
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)2.9
Acetabulum force (kN)2.0
Combined force (kN)4.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)166
A-P moment (Nm) -14

Passenger injury measures

Test IDVTS1508
Head HIC-15288
Neck
Tension (kN)0.2
Compression (kN)0.7
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)46
Lateral force (kN)1.2
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)27
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.80
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.61
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.5
Acetabulum force (kN)2.5
Combined force (kN)2.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.8
L-M moment (Nm)88
A-P moment (Nm) 29

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,245 lbs
Peak force13,837 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.26
Tested vehicle
2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2016 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seat

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm)27
Distance below top of head (mm)7
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)12.9
Head contact time (ms)69
Force rating1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)0
Max neck tension (N)556

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Easy Collection 7, Lounge Collection 6, Trekking Collection 7, Trekking Plus Collection 2

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
4 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.
1 point

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2016 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trimEasy
Seat type leatherette

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

123


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
hard-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)16
Clearance angle (degrees)46
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)2-4
Force (lbs)10
Clearance angle (degrees)50
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)20
Clearance angle (degrees)44
Lower anchor B
Depth (cm)4-6
Force (lbs)22
Clearance angle (degrees)41
Tether anchor
LocationBottom seatback
Confusing hardware presentYes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver knee airbag: a separate airbag in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control, includes roll stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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