2020 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 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
  • No Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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

2020 FIAT 124 Spider review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 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 2020 Fiat 124 Spider?

A new Scorpion Sting side stripe and hood decal package is available for the Abarth version.

What Features in the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider Are Most Important?

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

Should I Buy the 2020 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 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 a delight to use.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Most bang for the buck !!!

This is a very well designed car that’s going to provide a lot of fun. Everyday tasks are more fun in this roadster. Looking forward to some vacation runs in this car too.


2020 Fiat 124 Spider...can't stop smiling

I have this as a weekend fair weather car and it does not disappoint! I am 6'1" and fit like a glove. I bought the "basic" Classica to be as close to "pure" as possible. Don't want heated stuff or high end accessories for this vehicle. We own an a220 and a X3 so if I want fluff I can get it. For me this is like having a reliable vintage Spider with new Italian styling and safety features. Add on a 8/85,000 mile warranty I got from Zeigler Auto Group CHEAP and I plan on driving this like I stole it... I've owned Z3's, Z4's and 8-10 year old Porsche Boxster(s) and this car is more fun to drive. I'm not looking for status...I'm looking to drive. If thats what your looking for then...this car is for you too!


Spaghetti & sushi - served to perfection!

I first saw the Fiat 124 Spider in a coffee shop parking lot. It looked vaguely like a 3/4 scale Aston-Martin DB and, oddly, a Miata. It was lust at first sight! Within a week, I had my own midnight blu Lusso with tan leather seats. Got three dates that week! Wonderful fun...I drove through town for days, top down, cackling. The perfect gentleman’s GT, perfect for winding mountain roads. Not a fast car, but the handling is crisp and dead-on. Just enough ummph to kick the back end out, but in a mannerly way. The turbo boost comes late and fades fast, but it’s sweet spot is the 40-80 mph band - exactly where you want that power on public roads. Only complaints are it’s hard to get in and out of...you basically have to fall butt first into the driver’s seat. But, once you’re in, everything is exactly where it needs to be. Not many frills...but a banging Bose sound system (in my Lusso) and seat heaters...ya gotta have those during Colorado’s winters. I love driving this car knowing I get more fun per hour than the BMW z3 owners and Porsche pretty boys while paying go one-quarter the price. Yeah, it’s got a Miata chassis. Cool! Tried and tested low-budget performance. But the Italian styling and turbo engine, plus the FIAT name give it a flavor all its own. Get one before they’re gone!!!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by FIAT
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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