2019 Fiat Cronos - Sub-Compact Sedan
Well whoever said that Fiat has lost their groove definitely hasn't taken a look at the all new Cronos. Sure it's still just a Fiat, but what a Fiat. We are glad to say that we do accept this car and would be happy to drive one. Of course that is only if Fiat has fixed their quality issues. We still don't recommend this model as their parent owner still has some quality issues.
When you take a nice long look at the front of this model you will find it very appealing. Sure it has good solid lines with hard edges that suit our male customers. While still keeping that down to earth feel that our female customers want. But while appealing to both of the sexes the front still has some downfalls.
These can be best seen in the sheer size of the open faced lower duct. This causes a lower chin and pudgy cheeks to the front end. Maybe Fiat should have toned down the wheel arches a bit. This could have solved the oversized cheekbones.
It was nice that they added a front spoiler, but it was too bad that they colour coordinated it with the rest of the front end. Making it break from the front bumper and adding a dark colour could have made this seem a bit more like an aftermarket modification. This could have helped bring in the younger street crazed buyers.
Moving out back we see how Fiat added one of those horrible double chin bumpers. Lightening up on the upper crease line and blending it a bit better could have removed the double chin and made the bumper blend better. But who are we to tell you how to do your job right.
We really have to ask Fiat why they don't add any accents to the rear window. The cheap black which was used makes the rear window look like it abuts right against the rear pillars. A think chrome or gloss black strip around this could have alleviated this problem.
It was nice of Fiat to add an oversized logo to the rear so we all know who makes this car. And add in the well proportioned tail lights and you have the beginning of a decent ride.
Along the side it seems that Fiat really likes to give the option to drop this car. Too bad this adds an overarch feature to this car which makes it a bit too wide along the side. Unless your going to drop this ride, then the arches are a bit too overdone.
It was nice to see that someone in the world knows how to proportion their wheel size to their design. As the wheel and tire combo on this little car are one the few great features. Too bad the rest couldn't follow suit.
All around the new Cronos is sure to turn a few more heads then the previous model. But when you add in the fact that this model has the appeal of a 2012 model, you might want to stay away from it.
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Overall Grade: Average
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