2018 Fiat 500X

small SUV / 4-door SUV

2018 Fiat 500X 4-door SUV
2016 Fiat 500X shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Advanced

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning
  • Optional lane departure prevention

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2016-18 models built after July 2015

Tested vehicle: 2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd

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.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The dummy’s head contacted the frontal airbag but moved too far to the left. The side curtain airbag extended far enough forward to protect the head from contact with side structure.

Intrusion of the instrument panel and door hinge pillar contributed to a moderate risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1541
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 column 5
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 10
Upper dash (cm) 10
Lower instrument panel (cm) 9

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1541
Head
HIC-15 122
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 29
Femur (kN)
Left 0.8
Right 0.8
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 2
Right 3
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.82
Right 0.30
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 0.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 32

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2016-18 models built after July 2015

Tested vehicle: 2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1508
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 ID VTF1508
Head
HIC-15 279
Peak gs at hard contact no 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 - left 0.41
Maximum tibia index - right 0.61
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.9
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 51
Right 153

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2016-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd

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.

Rating applies to 2016-18 models

Tested vehicle:2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1508
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -19.0
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1508
Head HIC-15 357
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 ID VTS1508
Head HIC-15 288
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

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2016-18 models

Tested vehicle: 2016 Fiat 500X Easy 4-door 4wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,245 lbs
Peak force 13,837 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.26

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2016-18 models

Seat type: Manual cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual cloth seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 27
Distance below top of head (mm) 7
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.9
Head contact time (ms) 69
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 556

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Full Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking

Package name

  • Optional Advanced Safety Package

Applies to 2017-18 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle nearly avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 5 mph.
Advanced
Advanced
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Lounge trim equipped with Advance Safety Package package
  • Trekking trim equipped with Advance Safety Package package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and all 4 curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Lounge trim equipped with Advance Safety Package package
  • Trekking trim equipped with Advance Safety Package package
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 39.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 33.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.9 m
Straightaway left edge 64.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 57.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.8 m

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-18 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 75.8 m None
Straightaway left edge 39.5 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 38.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.4 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 33.4 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 122.9 m
Straightaway left edge 64.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 57.3 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 46.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 45.7 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 37.8 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2016-18 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Easy
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.

1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
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
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 16
Clearance angle (degrees) 46
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 10
Clearance angle (degrees) 50
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
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
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 20
Clearance angle (degrees) 44
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 4-6
Force (lbs) 22
Clearance angle (degrees) 41
Tether anchor
Location Bottom seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated