2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    237-hp, 1.7-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    2 Seats
  • Transmission:
    6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Head-turning styling
  • Mid-engine layout
  • Powerful four-cylinder engine
  • Handling
  • Steering feedback
  • Mileage

The Bad

  • Super-tight cockpit
  • Hard ride
  • Muscling the manual steering
  • Noise
  • Tiny cargo space
  • Cabin storage close to nil

Notable Features of the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

  • Choice of removable roofs
  • Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car
  • Two-seater only
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Made in Italy at Maserati's Modena plant

What Is the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is a two-door convertible that comes in just a Base trim level. The 4C Spider competes with other sporty roadsters like the Porsche Boxster and Chevrolet Corvette. Alfa Romeo also makes a 4C Coupe, which is covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

The 2016 adds a standard Alpine premium stereo with premium speakers, an uplevel alarm system and a locking console. Alfa Romeo has also added an available electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system and leather styling options to the 2016 Spider.

How Does the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Compare to Other Two-Seat Convertibles?

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider doesn't reach the same heights of power as competitors like the Porsche Boxster or Chevrolet Corvette. However, the 4C Spider compensates for the performance gap with nimble handling, impeccable style, a lightweight frame and the appeal of exclusivity.

What Features in the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Are Most Important?

The 4C Spider comes standard with manual rack-and-pinion steering and Brembo-brand brakes. Its 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine teams up with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The 4C Spider features carbon fiber and aluminum construction, plus a dual exhaust system. Drivers can use remote keyless entry to get into the cabin of the 4C Spider, which comes standard with air conditioning and a flat-bottom, leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Rear parking sensors and cruise control are available. Drivers can also opt for the Track Package, which includes a racing-oriented suspension.

As is required in every new vehicle, the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Should I Buy the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

Sports car enthusiasts will appreciate the styling, steering and handling of the 4C Spider, as well as its powerful four-cylinder engine. Those who want more space in the cockpit and/or for cargo will likely be turned off by the tight interior. Although this rarely seen sports convertible gets points for exclusivity and design, its cabin noise is off-putting, and its manual steering can be difficult to muscle through.

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying

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(4.8)
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(3.8)
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(3.0)
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(4.3)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

alright vehicle

by Sander Massarelli from Chicago on September 22, 2017

great car however unrealistic for winter this vehicle needs much more attention to detail on the interior however it has a very sporty exterior. Read full review

(4.0)

Great car but not for everyone

by Gerard from Chesapeake, VA on September 20, 2017

This is not a car for everyday use. I drive mine primarily on the weekends and in good weather. The value of this car is not in it's practicality but in it's fun factor. The seating position is ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider currently has 0 recalls

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4C Spider received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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