2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible

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  • Two-seater Passenger Car
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $25,390.00
  • Invoice: $24,784.00
  • Hwy MPG: 36 mpg
  • City MPG: 25 mpg

pros

Cheerful styling; strong performance and good fuel economy; top-down driving fun

model highlights

The 124 Spider comes with a peppy 1.4L, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 160 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox. While 160 horsepower may not sound like a lot, the 124 Spider is incredibly light which pays off in both acceleration and fuel economy. While efficiency may not have been the top priority when the 124 was designed, the FIAT does achieve ratings of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Rear-wheel drive does wonders for feel, handling and acceleration out of corners. A 6-speed manual may not be as easy to use as an automatic, but it does induce grins at a much higher rate.

Three trims are offered: Classica, Lusso and Abarth. Standard features across the entire range include push-button start, power mirrors, LED brake lamps, air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Lusso trim costs about $2,500 more and adds a few additional features to feel less Spartan. 17-inch wheels, fog lamps and chrome exhaust tips jazz up the exterior, while stainless steel sill plates add a little style to the interior. Also included on the Lusso are rain-sensing wipers and a keyless entry system.

Costing under $1,000 more than the Lusso, the Abarth is mainly a performance trim. It adds a mechanical limited slip differential and a Bilstein suspension system, which firms up the car and increases responsiveness. Styling wise, the Abarth gets a slightly meaner front fascia as well as black painted wheels.

A couple of notable option packages are available. A Premium Collection package includes a 9-speaker Bose sound system, adaptive front headlights that swivel based on steering angle and acceleration, auto-dimming and heated exterior mirrors, a blind-spot detection system, a navigation system, LED headlamps, an alarm and SiriusXM satellite radio. A less expensive Safety and Comfort Collection option package includes the nicer mirrors and sensor suite without the navigation, audio system and luxury items from the Premium Collection. An automatic transmission is also available as an option across the entire range.

model news

The FIAT 124 Spider continues into 2020 with few notable changes.

value writeup

The FIAT 124 Spider has a base price of just below $25,000. For that money, there isn't a lot of competition among convertibles, but among them are the Mazda Miata and the Ford Mustang. While the Mustang might have the edge in straight-line speed, the 124 wins in handling. The 124 and Mazda Miata are very similar, having been developed jointly, so the choice just comes down to the FIAT's good looks.

Exterior Color

Ceramica Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: PAQ

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Hypnotique Red
Manufacturer's Color Code: PKM

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Moda Gray Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: PA5

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Forte Black Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: PXC

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Mare Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: PHB

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Chiaro Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: PSP

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Exterior Color

Brillante White
Manufacturer's Color Code: PWE

Interior Colors

  • Nero (Black)

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seaters

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code DAF
Trans Type 6
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 36 MPG
Cruising Range - City 297.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 25 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 29 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 428.40 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Battery Range N/A
Engine
Engine Order Code EAM
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.4 L/83
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 @ 3200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 450
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 37.4 in
Front Leg Room 43.1 in
Front Shoulder Room 52.1 in
Front Hip Room 52 in
Second Head Room N/A
Second Leg Room N/A
Second Shoulder Room N/A
Second Hip Room N/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 90.9 in
Length, Overall 159.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 68.5 in
Height, Overall 48.5 in
Track Width, Front 58.9 in
Track Width, Rear 59.1 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume 4.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 2476 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Order Code TNZ
Rear Tire Order Code TNZ
Front Tire Size P195/50VR16
Rear Tire Size P195/50VR16
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 X 6.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 30.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 11.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Rebate Information

Sorry there are no rebates or incentives currently available.