2019 FIAT 124 Spider

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$25,440

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2019 FIAT 124 Spider
2019 FIAT 124 Spider

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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:

  • Cabin ergonomics aren't great
  • Lots of wind and road noise
  • Minuscule trunk space

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 FIAT 124 Spider trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Two-seat roadster with manual top
  • Related to the Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Performance-oriented Abarth version available

2019 FIAT 124 Spider review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider?

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. The two-seat 124 Spider comes with a manual-folding soft-top, rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine.

What’s New on the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider?

A backup camera and the Fiat Connect 7.0 multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen are now standard. An available Veleno Appearance Group for Abarth trim levels includes red exterior accents and Abarth floormats. Abarth models can also have a Record Monza exhaust system.

What Features in the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Are Most Important?

All models can have a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, and the top-line Abarth version gets a slight performance boost with 164 horsepower (4 hp more than the other trims) and a tighter suspension. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity aren’t offered, however. Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors are available for Lusso and Abarth trims.

Should I Buy the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider?

Though the 124 Spider is similar to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, its engine produces greater torque (184 pounds-feet versus the 2019 Miata's 151 pounds-feet), making it easier to drive in low-speed, stop-and-go city conditions. Otherwise, they offer a similarly enjoyable driving experience that can make even daily commuting seem like fun. For those who like to shift for themselves, the 124 Spider's manual transmission is light, precise and a delight to use.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

As reliable as my Honda S2000, just not as fast

Three years of ownership and My Luso version is comfortable, fun to drive, A real keeper. Add a custon exhaust, with great sound. Not as loud as the Abarth but jst right.

4.8

Nice little dort car

This car in addition to my Bmw I wanted little convertible and European car It was exactly what I wanted and color was beautiful . Now only I and my dog will fit in it

5.0

Fun for a lot less money

I call this red Fiat Spyder Abarth my "poor man's Ferrari". My choice was between the Fiat and the Mazda MX-5 that it is based on. I loved my old Miata but wanted a different look and performance profile. The 1.4 turbo generates a lot of power in the mid-range (2500-4000 rpm) whereas the Miata doesn't start to hit its power band until 5000 rpm. The Fiat's improved torque makes it feel faster even though it is not really since both have a similar 0-60 time. Cabin in snug like you want a roadster to be with everything in eyesight. Short throw stick shifts easily and precisely. It is surprising quiet for a roadster except for when you hit is and the exhaust not is amazing. Has all of the safety bells and whistles too.

See all 11 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by FIAT
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
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
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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