2019 FIAT 124 Spider Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
About the FIAT 124 Spider
First introduced in 1966, the FIAT 124 Spider brought performance, Italian style, and luxurious appointments to the masses. Over 50 years later, the tradition lives on. Its standard 1.4L MultiAir® turbocharged engine not only provides 160 horsepower for responsive performance, it’s also able to deliver up to a best-in-class 35 MPG**. Opening quickly and effortlessly, the manual soft top of the 124 Spider can open in just three seconds or less for top-down exhilaration. Driving a convertible no longer means selling for a minimalist interior. The FIAT 124 offers generous trunk space for all of your luggage, meticulously crafted interior materials, and Italian-inspired design elements. You’ll also enjoy unrivaled connectivity thanks to standard FIAT® Connect 7.0 featuring a massive 7-inch full-color touchscreen. An extensive range of expressive exterior colors and interior fabrics helps your FIAT 124 reflect a personality as unique as your own.
What the Critics Say
Handling is where the 124 Spider really shines. Its light curb weight contributes to its agility, and its sharp steering makes it even more fun to drive. The 124 has less body roll and a smoother ride than many of its rivals.” — U.S. News & World Report
The Fiat was able to keep up with more powerful cars on back roads because it earns the driver’s trust. The Fiat’s ‘prodigious grip, indefatigable brakes, flawless chassis balance, quick steering, and precise shifter’ made us smile for days. — Motor Trend
What’s New for 2019
For 2019, every FIAT 124 Spider now comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment screen along with an integrated backup camera. The optional Technology Group package has been expanded to include SiriusXM satellite radio and keyless passive entry. 124 Spider Abarth models can now be optioned with a sport exhaust system. Additionally, Abarth models are available with with a Veleno Appearance Group package, which adds Abarth-branded floor mats, a metal-covered footrest for the left foot, red mirror caps, tow hook, and a front-bumper lip spoiler.
FIAT 124 Spider Features
The FIAT 124 Spider is powered by a standard 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo engine delivers 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This sophisticated powertrain is highly responsive thanks to twin intercoolers, 16 valves, a fresh-air induction system, and dual stainless-steel exhaust tips. Drivers will have their choice of a standard six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter or an available six-speed automatic transmission which helps you achieve up to 36 MPG on the highway**. Adding to this roadster’s razor-sharp handling, 124 Abarth models include a Bilstein® Performance Suspension with a front strut tower brace. Other unique performance attributes of the 124 Spider Abarth include a Record Monza Exhaust, Sport Mode Selector, and Brembo Four-Wheel Disc Antilock Performance Brakes.
FIAT 124 Spider Styling
Instantly recognizable for its Italian flair, the FIAT 124 Spider offers quintessential top-down styling to help you make the most of a sunny afternoon in the countryside. Engineers designed its soft top to open or close manually in as little as three seconds or less thanks to a specialized assist spring. Standard Halogen Projector Headlamps produce a wide light pattern spread while optional headlamp washers spray washer fluid to clean them. LED taillamps help send a clear message to vehicles traveling behind you. A collection of alloy wheels ranging from 16 to 17 inches in size give the 124 Spider a confident stance on the road. An expressive exterior color palette helps emphasize the youthful and spontaneous attitude of the FIAT 124 Spider.
Interior Comfort & Technology
The performance-inspired cockpit of the FIAT 124 Spider places the driver at the center of attention. Available heated premium leather and microfiber sport seats are ergonomically designed to ensure a comfortable fit. Unlike most two-seat roadsters, the 124 Spider manages to create useful space to store all of life’s necessities. You’ll have nearly 5 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, great for packing that extra suitcase for the weekend getaway. Notably soft touchpoints, instruments, technology, and storage are all expertly positioned with the driver in mind. With two speakers placed in the headrests, the optional Bose® Audio System delivers premium audio clarity with nine speakers. Standard FIAT® Connect 7.0 features a 7-inch full-color touchscreen, giving you unrivaled access to your favorite apps and media.
Trims & Specs
124 Spider Classica
- Starting at $25,440 MSRP*
- 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo, 160 hp with 6-speed manual transmission
- ParkView® Rear Back-Up Camera
- FIAT Connect 7.0 with 7-inch touchscreen and four speakers
- Remote Keyless Entry with push-button start
- Bifunctional projector halogen headlamps
124 Spider Urbana
- Starting at $26,435 MSRP*
- Gloss Black Exterior Accents (Mirror Caps, A-Pillar, and Roll Bar Covers)
- Black Interior Accents with Red Accent Stitching
- Sporty Leather and Microfiber Seats
- SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with One Year of Service Included
- 17-Inch Aluminum Wheels with Painted Black Pockets
124 Spider Lusso
- Starting at $28,045 MSRP*
- Fog Lamps and Automatic Headlamps
- Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
- Heated leather-trimmed seats
- Rain-sensitive wipers
- Premium Silver sport bar cover and A-pillar header
124 Spider Abarth
- Starting at $29,450 MSRP*
- Heated, leather-trimmed, microfiber insert “Abarth” embroidered Sport seats
- Mechanical limited-slip differential
- Front and rear Bilstein® selective damping shock absorbers and front strut tower brace
- Available Hand-Painted Heritage Racing Stripe by Mopar®
- Sport-tuned quad bright-tip exhaust
*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
**Manufacturer-estimated MPG with 1.4-liter turbocharged engine. Actual mileage may vary.