2017 FIAT 124 Spider Classica Convertible

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Price with options: $24,995

MSRP: $24,995

Base Invoice: $24,436

Body Style

Convertible

MPG

City: 25 - Hwy: 36

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2017 FIAT 124 Spider Pros

The FIAT 124 Spider is a new car for 2017. It is the first FIAT to be sold in the U.S. that isn't a part of the (growing) 500 lineup since FIAT's return to the American market. The 124 Spider takes the carefree, fun filled attitude of the 500 Abarth and turns it up a couple of notches. While the 500 Abarth is a sports car in a practical subcompact hatchback body, the 124 Spider is a sports car in a sports car body. The new Spider makes very few compromises in its pursuit of driving enjoyment.

2017 FIAT 124 Spider Model Highlights

The 124 Spider comes with a peppy 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 160 hp. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. While 160 hp may not sound like a lot, the 124 Spider is incredibly light and acceleration should be plenty rapid. That lightness also pays dividends at the fuel pump. While fuel economy may not have been the top priority when the 124 was designed, the FIAT achieves ratings of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Rather, the 124 Spider's philosophy seems to favor fun over just about anything else. Rear-wheel drive makes interior packaging more difficult, but it does wonders for feel, handling and acceleration out of corners. A 6-speed manual may not be as easy to use as an automatic, but it does induce grins at a much higher rate.

Three trims are offered, Classica, Lusso and Abarth. Standard features across the entire range include push button start, power mirrors, LED tail lamps, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 16-inch aluminum wheels, air conditioning and of course, a convertible top.

The Lusso costs about $2,500 more and adds a few more features to feel less spartan. 17-inch wheels, fog lamps and chrome exhaust tips jazz up the exterior, while stainless steel sill plates add a little bling to the interior. Also included on the Lusso are rain-sensing wipers and a keyless entry system.

Costing under $1000 more than the Lusso, the Abarth is mainly a performance trim. It adds a mechanical limited slip differential, which keeps the Abarth from spinning up only one tire instead of two when exiting tight corners. The Abarth also gets a Bilstein suspension system which firms up the car and generally increases responsiveness. Styling wise, the Abarth gets a slightly meaner front fascia as well as black painted wheels.

A couple of notable option packages are available. A Premium Collection package includes a 9 speaker Bose sound system, adaptive front headlights, which swivel based on steering angle and acceleration, auto-dimming and heated exterior mirrors, a blind spot detection system, a navigation system, LED headlamps, an alarm and SiriusXM satellite radio. A less expensive Safety and Comfort Collection option package includes the nicer mirrors and sensor suite without the GPS, stereo and assorted luxury items from the Premium Collection. An automatic transmission is also available as an option across the entire range.

2017 FIAT 124 Spider Model News

The FIAT 124 Spider has a base price of just below $25,000. For that money, there are very few convertibles available and fewer still that claim to be actual sports cars. In fact, the only two top-down performance cars at a somewhat similar price are the Mazda Miata and the Ford Mustang. While the Mustang might have a tiny bit of straight line speed on the 124 Spider, it's a much bigger and heavier vehicle which negatively impacts handling. The Miata on the other hand is nearly the exact same size and weight as the FIAT, in fact the two cars share many parts with each other. The FIAT however, costs almost exactly the same amount, comes with a turbocharged engine and has a cheeky Italian personality (with better looks to boot!) So why not go with the more exclusive 124 Spider?

2017 FIAT 124 Spider Value Writeup

Cheerful styling; peppy performance; decent fuel economy; entertaining driving characteristics.

Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Engine
Displacement 1.4 L/83
Engine Order Code EAM
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 2500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 30
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.65
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code DAG
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seaters
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2476
ENTERTAINMENT
6 Speakers
Fixed Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and External Memory Control
Radio: AM/FM Bluetooth w/3" Display
Wireless Streaming
EXTERIOR
Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Black Grille
Black Side Windows Trim, Body-Colored Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Clearcoat Paint
Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Light Tinted Glass
Manual Convertible Top w/Lining, Glass Rear Window and Fixed Wind Blocker
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Tires: P195/50VR16 3 Season Performance
Trunk Rear Cargo Access
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Wheels: 16" x 6.5" Silver Aluminum
INTERIOR
1 12V DC Power Outlet
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Driver Foot Rest
Engine Immobilizer
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Fixed Front Head Restraints
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
Front Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Front Map Lights
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
Full Floor Console w/Locking Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Instrument Panel Bin and Interior Concealed Storage
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
Premium Cloth Seats
Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Cargo Access
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Trip Computer
MECHANICAL
11.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
150 Amp Alternator
3.45 Axle Ratio
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
450CCA Maintenance-Free Battery
50 State Emissions
Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine: 1.4L I4 MultiAir Turbo
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
Rear-Wheel Drive
Touring Suspension
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
Side Impact Beams