2018 FIAT 124 Spider Review

If you’re looking for a stylish and sophisticated sports car, the Fiat 124 Spider is a great option for your drives around Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus. The slinky little car is fun and easy to drive, with sharp and nimble handling. Our team at Peake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat has put together this 2018 Fiat 124 Spider review to give you an in-depth look at all that this little coupe has to offer, so you can decide if it would be a good fit for your lifestyle.

Energetic Engine

Under the hood of the Spider, you’ll find a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, or you can opt for a 6-speed automatic. When you opt for the Spider Abarth, you’ll get a special sport exhaust system, which boosts horsepower to 164. The engine is EPA-estimated to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 26 city/35 highway miles per gallon, which is the highest rating in the class.

Rear-wheel drive comes standard, and the suspension is athletic and comfortable. The Abarth model comes with a specially-tuned sport suspension, Sport mode selector, and available Brembo performance brakes.

FIAT 124 Spider Interior

Inside the cabin of the 124 Spider, there’s seats for 2 on cloth upholstery, with manually adjustable seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. For more luxury, a number of extra features are available, including leather upholstery, heated seats, sport seats with leather upholstery, and Recaro leather-trimmed sport seats. The cabin is quiet and serene, and the seats are nicely padded. In the rear of the vehicle, there’s 4.9 cubic feet of cargo space, which is large enough to hold carry-on luggage for a weekend away.

Technology Features in the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider

The outside of the Fiat 124 Spider looks sleek and futuristic, and inside, you’ll find the technology to prove it. The car comes standard with a 3-inch infotainment display and Bluetooth® connectivity, so you can access your music, audiobooks, and contacts from your phone, as well as make hands-free phone calls. You’ll also get convenient push-button start.

Plenty of system upgrades are available, including a large 7-inch infotainment display, a 9-speaker Bose® stereo system, satellite radio, navigation, and more. For safety, you can add a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, adaptive headlights, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic monitoring. Stay comfortable in the cabin by adding automatic climate control, and add a proximity key for extra convenience.

Test Drive the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider

If you’re ready to call the Spider your own, the next step is sliding into the driver’s seat and testing out the vehicle for yourself. Contact Peaker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fit today to ask any questions you may have about the car, and to schedule a test drive. We’ll set you up to meet with a member of our team who can tell you everything you want to know about the car, and get you out on the streets of Ontario, Wayne County, and Sodus in your snazzy Spider!