2016 Fiat 500X Named Top Safety Pick+ By IIHS
The 2016 Fiat 500X has joined the Chrysler 200 as the second motor vehicle from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to earn Top Safety Pick+ honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2015.
To earn Top Safety Pick+ distinction, the 2016 Fiat 500x had to earn good ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests, as well as receive an acceptable rating in the intricate front overlap test. Additionally, to earn Top Safety Pick+ honors the vehicle must feature some type of crash prevention system worthy of an advanced or superior rating.
The 2016 Fiat 500X comes available with a Forward Collision Warning Plus system, which automatically causes the car to commence braking if its camera and radar system determine a frontal crash is looming. The Forward Collision Warning Plus System is featured on the Easy, Trekking, Lounge, and Trekking Plus trims of the 2016 Fiat 500X.
The 2016 Fiat 500X comes standard with a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine good for 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Upper level trims feature a more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. In addition, the 2016 Fiat 500X is available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Fiat 500X hasn’t undergone government testing so far for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Lisa CopelandContributor
Lisa Copeland is a contributor to The News Wheel and the founder of Crushing Mediocrity. Lisa Copeland is a leader in the automotive industry, distinguished by Automotive News in 2015 as one of the Top 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry. Lisa was the Managing Partner of FIAT/Alfa Romeo of Austin when it was named a Best Dealership to Work For thanks to her innovative leadership strategies. She now works as Head of Automotive Retail Strategies at The Culture Works and speaks nationwide on building culture in the workplace.