2018 FIAT 124 Spider

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$24,995–$28,295 MSRP range
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Key Specs

of the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider

  • 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 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.

New for 2018

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


Latest 2018 124 Spider Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(3.0)

Poor torque at low RPM (800 to 1800)

by Crazy old man from Columbus Ohio and Ft Myers Florida on July 14, 2018

This car has a great sports car look. However this comes at a cost. The window design is not comfortable for putting your arm out the window. The rear view thru the mirror is very limited. The ... Read full review

(5.0)

Fun car to drive

by sporty from Pacific Grove on July 11, 2018

The Fiat 124 Spider Lusso is a fun car to drive with a European style and performance. The beautiful paint exterior and leather interior is to be admired. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 FIAT 124 Spider currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 FIAT 124 Spider has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by FIAT

Program Benefits

Every eligible vehicle is 100% inspected and comes with: A factory-backed 6-Year/80,000-Mile Added Care Plus Warranty*, 24-Hour Towing and Roadside Assistance**, Car Rental Allowance***.

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 80,000 miles

    6-years/80,000-miles (whichever comes first). Added Care Plus Warranty runs from the date the vehicle was sold new. A deductible applies. See Studio for details.
  • Eligibility

    Under 3 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 100% Inspected.

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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 124 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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