2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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Key Specs

of the 2018 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

  • Snarling acceleration
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Exotic Italian styling
  • Lightning-fast shifts
  • Exclusivity
  • Addictive exhaust note

The Bad

  • Absurdly cheap interior materials
  • Ridiculously loud inside
  • Manual steering
  • Limited seat adjustment
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Almost no cabin storage

Notable Features of the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

  • Subcompact, two-seat, mid-engine sports car
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission only
  • Extensive carbon-fiber construction
  • Extremely lightweight

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Taking cues from its celebrated track heritage, the Alfa Romeo 4C is Italian designer wear in the sports car class. This ultralight two-door is available in coupe and convertible (Spider) form. The 4C competes with the likes of the Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 718.

New for 2018

Carbon-fiber bumper vents are now optional.


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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

rear feel on curves and mountain roads

by sixtwo on September 2, 2017

It's perky and sleek. I loved it. I have had BMW sportscars, but I must say that this is my new oreferance. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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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