Fiat’s New Sports Car Costs a Lot Less Than You’d Expect

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Fiat has announced pricing for its new 124 Spider, which will start at $25,990. 

That makes the base price for 124 Spider nearly identical to its sister car, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which starts at just a few hundred dollars less.

Though much is shared between the two cars, the biggest difference is under the hood, as the 124 Spider uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, compared to the MX-5’s 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque from a naturally aspirated engine. Essentially, FCA is offering more power for the just about same money.

Dropping $25,990 on a 124 nets a basic Classica model, which includes 16-inch alloy wheels, black cloth seats, halogen headlamps, LED tail lamps and a six-speed manual transmission. Opting for the automatic transmission will be about a $1,300 upgrade on all MX-5 models.

Moving up the lineup, $28,480 will buy a Lusso model that includes 17-inch alloy wheels, silver-painted A-pillar header, a dual-tip chrome exhaust, heated leather seats and a leatherette-wrapped gauge cluster.

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Those searching for the ultimate performance from this car can buy the 124 Spider Abarth, packing 165 hp from the same turbo engine as the standard car along with a number of performance upgrades including Bilstein sport suspension, a mechanical limited-slip differential, a front strut tower bar, a sport-tuned exhaust an a sport mode selector.

To set it apart visually, Fiat fit the car with unique 17-inch aluminum wheels, Gun Metal exterior accents and an optional hand-painted hood stripe.  Brembo brakes and Recaro seats can also be had.

Getting into the Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will cost $29,190 with a manual transmission.

There’s also the Fiat 124 Spider Prima Edizione Lusso, of which only 124 will be built. Each will sell for $35,995, featuring a commemorative badge, an exclusive blue paint job and brown leather seats. A matching leather bag, journal and ped and poster are also included with this car.

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  • smartacus

    i’d rather pay more for the prettier Miata

  • 4ArthurDent

    I like this Miata in men’s clothing