2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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Our Take

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The Good

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

The Bad

  • Hard ride
  • Muscling the manual steering
  • Noisy
  • Tiny cargo space
  • Cabin storage close to nil
  • Engine not visible like in 4C coupe
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a sporty, performance-oriented two-door that's available in coupe and convertible (Spider) form.The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system.

New for 2017

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system.

Significant Standard Features

  • 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Manual rack-and-pinion steering
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Rear spoiler
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Track Package that includes a racing-oriented suspension
     
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a sporty, performance-oriented two-door that's available in coupe and convertible (Spider) form.The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system.

New for 2017

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system.

Significant Standard Features

  • 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Manual rack-and-pinion steering
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Rear spoiler
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Track Package that includes a racing-oriented suspension
     

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Performance
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Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(3.5)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(3.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Most convenient Italian sport car

by Milco from Grand Rapids, MI on February 27, 2018

It is a pure sport car. It provides the same track performance of a Ferrari or Lamborghini of 6/7 years ago. Hard, noisy but, warning, it creates addiction. Once you drive it for more then one hundred ... Read full review

(5.0)

Alfa 4C Test Drive

by N3AL from Waukee, Iowa on July 25, 2017

Very fun and fast car to drive. The no power steering helps with weight reduction but can be a pain in small areas such as parking or maneuvering. The carbon fiber options around the vehicle are my ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider currently has 0 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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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