Fiat 124 Spider

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How much does the Fiat 124 Spider cost to run?

The 1.4L petrol is the most economical Fiat 124 Spider to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Fiat 124 Spider 1.4L petrol costs £160.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band F.

It does just over 44 MPG on average, which means it will cost £13.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Mercedes Benz SLC 2.1L diesel and the more thirsty BMW Z4 2.0L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 25, which is lower than the Mazda MX-5 1.5L petrol, but higher than the Mazda MX-5 1.5L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Mazda MX-5 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol
mpg42.8 - 44.1
emissions148 - 153
tax£160.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 25 - 26

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Fiat 124 Spider: How big is the boot?

The Fiat 124 Spider has a below average boot space (140 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair. Alternatively you could load up with one large bag or one cabin bag instead.

Worth knowing, the Mercedes Benz SLK convertible is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 335 litres.

Is the Fiat 124 Spider easy to park?

The Fiat 124 Spider is very middle of the road - it fills just under three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the MINI Roadster.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the 124 Spider is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 746mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the MINI Roadster.

Which Fiat 124 Spider has the best performance?

The fastest Fiat 124 Spider from 0-60, is the 1.4L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 240 lbs/ft torque and 140 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 7.5 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Mazda MX-5 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Fiat 124 Spider to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol
zeroTo627.5 - 7.6