2018 Fiat 124 Spider Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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What’s New for 2018?
Very little has changed for the 2018 model year. Aside from a few small tweaks to the available trim packages, everything else remains the same.
What Styles Does It Come In?
The 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is a two-door convertible that provides enough room for you and a passenger. Because the 124 Spider lacks a backseat, your family and friends won’t be able to tag along. Like most traditional sports cars, the 124 Spider sends its power to the rear wheels. While hardcore driving enthusiasts will prefer the standard six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic is available as an option.
What Are the Available Trims?
- The entry-level Classica trim will satisfy the drivers who don’t desire a lot of extra equipment. Some of the main standard features include push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, and keyless entry. However, an optional Technology package provides popular upgrades such as a backup camera and a 7.0-inch infotainment system. Motivation comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which develops 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
- Heated leather seats help the mid-level Lusso trim to deliver a more luxurious driving experience. Available as an option, blind-spot monitoring makes the 124 Spider a safer highway vehicle. You can also upgrade to a premium Bose sound system. If you want to get more attention on the road, consider the limited-production Lusso Red Top Edition.
- From a standpoint of performance, the Abarth trim has an advantage over the other trims. Although it comes equipped with the same engine, Fiat tuned the Abarth trim to develop an extra four horsepower. A more aggressive suspension and a limited-slip differential bolster handling. Special wheels further highlight the 124 Spider Abarth’s sportiness.
How Does It Drive?
With a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds, the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider is just quick enough to keep sports car fans engaged. While Fiat does offer an automatic transmission, choosing the manual gearbox enables you to experience more excitement. Precise steering also allows drivers to experience a good amount of road feedback. Although the 124 Spider doesn’t offer track-worthy handling, it’s perfect for enjoying a fun drive along the countryside. Larger drivers should pay close attention to the available room.
Is It Good On Gas?
A lightweight design and tiny engine help the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider to offer good gas mileage. Manual-equipped models are rated by the EPA to deliver a combined 30 mpg. Meanwhile, automatic versions will return a combined 29 mpg. Unfortunately, you will need to burn premium unleaded fuel.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Fiat 124 Spider invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Fiat 124 Spider MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.