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2012 Ferrari 458 Italia

$157,123 — $219,051 USED
Coupe
2 Seats
15 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.7) 3 reviews

The Good

  • Striking design
  • Performance potential

The Bad

  • Traditional manual transmission not offered
  • Fuel economy

What to Know

about the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 570-hp V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed transmission
  • RWD

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The mid-engine two-seat Ferrari 458 Italia is radical looking from any angle. From the front, the trailing headlight LEDs and strange slits in the bodywork are completely original. While they're unique, they still speak to the Ferrari faithful.

Far more provocative, however, is the rear and its bulging fenders. The profile view is probably the one that's most distressing to Ferrari fans because the back half looks enormous compared to the hood.

The car's 4.5-liter V-8 engine is good for 570 horsepower and a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.4 seconds. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is controlled only by paddle shifters on the racing-inspired steering wheel, and dual electronic gauges frame a center tachometer. Because the engine sits behind the seats, the car's weight is balanced 42/58, front to rear, which should make for fun days at the track.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(3.7)
(4.0)

Way too cheap

by Joedakwhite on May 11, 2017

In Beverly Hills this car would be way too cheap they have to be at least $1,000,000. And that would just be good for off roading. My car that a stroll in is $5,000,000 and I've all ready took that ... Read full review

(5.0)

Ridiculous Car

by Mike from Virginia on April 11, 2013

Recently purchased a white 2012 458 Italia with Iroko interior. It is a great car!!! I'm coming from a Gallardo and a California and have an S63 in the stable so I can adequately say that the 458 is ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ferrari

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    24 months / unlimited distance

  • Powertrain

    24 months / unlimited distance

  • Free Scheduled Maintenance

    84 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Registered within the past 14 years

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    101-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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 458 Italia 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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