2018 FIAT 124 Spider

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

159.6” x 48.5”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Engine has plenty of torque
  • Comfortable enough to drive daily
  • Quick manual shift action with a forgiving clutch
  • Sharp handling (Abarth)
  • Top is easy to operate

The bad:

  • Multimedia system is cumbersome
  • Cabin ergonomics aren't great
  • Lots of wind and road noise
  • Very little trunk space

3 trims

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Our 2018 FIAT 124 Spider trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • New Red Top Edition available
  • Turbo four-cylinder standard
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Manually operated soft-top
  • Related to the Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Performance-oriented Abarth version available

2018 FIAT 124 Spider review: Our expert's take

What it is: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles teamed up with Japanese automaker Mazda to add a little spice to the Fiat brand's lineup in the form of the 124 Spider roadster, which is related to Mazda's MX-5 Miata.

A new Red Top Edition is available for the Lusso trim level.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


I recommend with reservations.

Actually I wouldn't recommend this car as a daily driver. But as a fun Toy I would. It's impractical, if it needs repair expect awhile to get fixed. However you don't see many on the road, in the past four years I've only seen one other. Nobody really knows what it is, other than it says Fiat. Most people think it costs way more than it does. It's at least as fun to drive as a Miata. I have the Lusso model which means heated leather seats, here in Wisconsin that extends the driving season with the top down.


Best Sports Car for the Money Hands Down!

I've had my Classica for over 3 years and 23,000 miles. It's very fast, compared to similar sports cars(do NOT compare it to a V-8 Mustang or Challenger, or Camero like some magazines do-get real!). I had a Miata years ago and drove a new one before I drove the Spider. No comparrison in handling or performance. When the turbo kicks in, you're off and running. I'd NOT buy one with automatic, however, turbos and automatics are a PIA. Yes, it's tight if you're over weight or too tall. The 6 speed manual is a dream and it corners like a B-outa-H! The styling is awesome and the top goes up and down like a dream. Yes, you can spend more money for a more expensive sports car, but why?? Fiat finally got things right!


Super fun!!!

Very speedy. Really fun to drive in the auto-manual mode. You truly can not be in a bad mood when driving this car, makes me smile everytime!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by FIAT
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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