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2017 FIAT 124-spider
Select a Different Model (3 Available): Abarth
Fair Market Price $ 20368
Zero to 60 6.5 seconds
MPG (EPA) 26 CTY /35 HWY
Horsepower 165@5500
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2017 Fiat 124 Spider MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Engine pulls well at highway speeds
  • Nice shifter
  • Less body roll than Miata

You Won't Like

  • Not a Miata
  • Boost lag
  • Heavier than the Miata

New for 2017

Almost everything—not including the Mazda Miata-sourced bits. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the spiritual successor to the original car sold in the U.S. from 1967 to 1985.

Vehicle Summary

Despite its Japanese roots, the Fiat 124 Spider is the most affordable rear-drive Italian convertible available.

Overview

Although the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the spiritual successor to the original car sold in the U.S. from 1967 to 1985, it shares its chassis and much of its interior with the fourth-generation Mazda Miata. The new Fiat 124 Spider is longer overall and uses FCA-specific engines and transmissions.

In place of the Miata's 155-hp 2.0-liter Skyactiv DOHC I-4, motivation for the 124 Spider comes from a 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir SOHC I-4 engine with 160-164 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic. Three trim levels are available including the Classica, Lusso, and 164-hp Abarth. Fuel economy is EPA-rated 26/35 mpg city/highway for the manual and 25/36 mpg for the automatic.

Classica models feature halogen headlights and LED taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, push-button start, cloth seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and manual shift knob. Lusso models add automatic headlights, foglights, rain-sensing wipers, upgraded audio system, automatic temperature control, leather seats, rearview camera, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

The sporty—and slightly more powerful—Abarth model gains a Sport mode, mechanical limited-slip differential, Bilstein struts and front strut tower brace, heated leather seats with Microfiber inserts and red stitching, alloy pedals, and unique interior and exterior colors and finishes.

Despite its Fiat badging, the interior including the infotainment screen will be familiar to Mazda owners.

Safety

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider hasn't been evaluated by NHTSA or IIHS. Standard safety features include a steel safety frame and four airbags. Available safety features include a rearview camera, Blind Spot Monitoring System, and Rear Cross Path Detection.

What We Think

In testing, a Fiat 124 Spider Classica with the manual transmission, 16-inch alloys, and open differential hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and finished the quarter-mile in 14.9 seconds at 93.2 mph. It lapped our figure eight in 26.4 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in 113 feet. We said, "Fiat tuned the 124's suspension to eliminate some of the Miata's characteristic body roll, and it's evident. Fling the Fiata into a corner, and it remains noticeably flatter than the Mazda. But much of what makes the Miata so fun to toss through the twisties is the combination of its exaggerated body lean and its ability to maintain a reasonable amount of grip and speed. That playfulness is missing with the Fiata."

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth with the manual transmission, 17-inch alloys, and limited-slip differential accelerated to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds. In the quarter-mile run, it hit 14.8 seconds at 93.5 mph. It also lapped the figure eight in 25.7 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in 104 feet.

In comparison, a 2016 Mazda Miata Club with the manual, 17-inchers, and LSD hit 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and sprinted through the quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds at 94.2 mph. The figure eight was lapped in 25.2 seconds, while stopping from 60 mph took 111 feet.

Cool Fact

As of July 2016, almost 8,000 original Fiat 124 Spiders were still registered in the U.S.

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2017 FIAT 124-SPIDER SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (C635)
Trim
Abarth
Class
Convertible
Horsepower
165@5500
Standard MPG
26/35
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
2/2
Package Invoice Retail

Safety & Comfort Collection

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Cross-Traffic Alert; Garage Door Opener; Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver; Mirror, Heated Automatic Passenger; Overtaking Sensor; Parking Assistance; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Theft Deterrent System
$1360 $1495

Luxury Collection

INCLUDES: Audio System, Satellite Radio; Coming Home Device; Cross-Traffic Alert; Garage Door Opener; Headlight Cleaners; Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights With Internal Height Adjustment; Headlights, LED; Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver; Mirror, Heated Automatic Passenger; Navigation System, with SD Card; Overtaking Sensor; Parking Assistance; Rear View Mirror, Automatic; Speakers, 9 Bose® with Subwoofer; Theft Deterrent System; Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System
$3635 $3995

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 1.4 Liter MultiAir

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Manual (C635)

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (F21-250 HD)

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.502; Emission Equipment, 0; Power: Horsepower - 157hp@5500rpm ; Torque - 183lb-ft@2400rpm
$1229 $1350

Exterior Color, Bianco Perla (White Tri-Coat) PWH

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rosso (Red)

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Grigio Chiaro Light Gray

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bianco Perla (White Tri-Coat) PWW

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Nero Cinema Jet Black

N/C N/C

Brembo 4-Wheel Disc Performance Brakes

$1360 $1495

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Phone

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Apps Control

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.454

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.502

CONTAINED IN: [DAF] Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (F21-250 HD)
Grp Grp

Driver Modes

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 11.9 Gallon

Std Std

Power: Horsepower - 157hp@5500rpm ; Torque - 183lb-ft@2400rpm

CONTAINED IN: [DAF] Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode (F21-250 HD)
Grp Grp

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Roof, Soft Top

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Painted Body Color On Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Mirror, Heated Automatic Driver

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Heated Automatic Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Toned driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Bianco Perla (White Tri-Coat)

$541 $595

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 4

Std Std

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Cleaners

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor Active Headlights With Internal Height Adjustment

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Headlights, LED

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Parkview® Camera

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection; [A71] Safety & Comfort Collection
Pkg Pkg

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather/Synthetic Suede

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Recaro; Passenger Seat, Recaro
$1087 $1195

Driver Seat, Recaro

CONTAINED IN: [DLXX] Seat Upholstery, Leather/Synthetic Suede
Grp Grp

Passenger Seat, Recaro

CONTAINED IN: [DLXX] Seat Upholstery, Leather/Synthetic Suede
Grp Grp

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Suede/Leather

Std Std

Seating, 2

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Heated Sports

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Leather/Alcantara Recaro Seats with Synthetic Suede

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Abarth Leather/Microfiber Nero Sports Seats Upgraded Cloth/Velour

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Leather Abarth Seat Nero Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Leather Abarth Seat Nero/Rosso Leather

N/C N/C

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, Satellite Radio

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Four Speakers

Std Std

Audio System, Fiat® Connect 7.0 AM/FM Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Speakers, 9 Bose® with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [A86] Luxury Collection
Pkg Pkg

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Bilstein w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, Bridgestone P205/45VR17 Summer

Std Std

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated