The 2018 Sporty Fiat Spider has a face that is smoother than a baby's skin. Finishing at position 5 out of 8? Sports Cars, the 2018 FIAT 124 Spider is agile and fun to drive. This two-seat convertible sports car is polished yet modest; however, its slinky styling does not offer trunk space and spacious seats. Mazda enthusiasts will definitely notice that the Spider is based on the Mazda MX-5. As a result, it brings more performance and classic Italian styling.
Does it come with anything new?
The 2018 Sporty Fiat Spider does not come with many notable changes for 2018. This sports car uses a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 160-hp, this turbocharged engine works with Miata's six-speed stick that belongs to the third generation. This has come in place of Miata's six-speed manually transmitted 155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that belongs in the fourth generation. The Spider's interior layout, front glass and windshield header are very similar to the Mazda MX-5.
The biggest story to write home about is that the 2018 model adds the Red Top Edition, which comes with Bose audio, LED daytime running lights, a red convertible top, auto-leveling adaptive headlamps with washers, navigation as well as 17-inch silver-colored wheels.
What is great and what's terrible about the 2018 Sporty Fiat Spider?
Enthusiasts of this car will love that it comes with cushy seats, it has nimble handling, cool 1960s-inspired styling, outstanding fuel economy, it's nicer than the Miata interior trim and its convertible top folds in seconds. On the negative side, you might not like that it has few available options, little space for tall travelers, has Turbo lag and although it is nimble, you will notice that doesn't handle as sharply as its Mazda sibling.
Which features are available in the 2018 Sporty Fiat Spider?
The manufacturers have maintained most of the features that were available in 2017. 2017's Comfort Collection and Safety package is now called the Comfort and Convenience Group; it includes features such as rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage-door opener and heated exterior mirrors. 2017's Luxury Collection package has been replaced with the Navigation and Sound Group (it has a SiriusXM satellite radio, in-dash navigation and a nine-speaker Bose audio system) and the Visibility Group (which comes with headlamp washers, LED daytime running lights as well as adaptive LED headlamps with automatic leveling.)
The consumers of this vehicle will have a wide variety of colors to choose from including new ones; they include metallic silver (Grigio Chiaro)- which substitutes 2017's Grigio Argento, a pearlized white (Puro Bianco Perla) and Blu Scuro - which is a lovely dark blue.
Which trim is the best?
The 124 lineup has a standout performer-the Abarth (especially with the optional Brembo brakes), it beats the midtier Lusso because it comes with a moderate price and it dramatically improves the handling. On the other hand, the Classica trim is the best choice if you are looking for a forgiving ride quality. The Classica works best with a manual transmission because the small engine of the 124 isn't suitable for an automatic. The Classica has great ride quality thanks to the extra tire sidewall on the smaller wheels; it also has an optional Technology Collection package.
How can the car's utility be described?
The 2018 Sporty Fiat Spider doesn't offer much in terms of utility, but this shouldn't come as a surprise since no tiny, two-seat convertible offers this attribute anyway. You shouldn't push this car beyond a weekend trip for two. You might get more practicality with other convertibles, but you should be prepared to pay the price of nimbleness, weight, and size.