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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Ranked Best Car for the Money

As a proud dealer of both new and used Fiat models, Pilson Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram is thrilled that the U.S. News & World Report ranked the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider as their Best Sports Car for the Money in 2017.

“A rare car”: Fiat 124 Spider ranked as best value

The 124 Spider dethrones the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to take the 2017 crown, and a comparison between the two cannot be ignored. Both the Fiat and Mazda roadsters were built alongside each other, but the 124 Spider’s athletic handling, solid fuel economy and upscale styling for an affordable price helped make it a clear winner for 2017.

“The Fiat 124 Spider is a rare car,” writes Richard Truett for Automotive News. “The styling changes are tasteful updates of the classic Fiat Spiders of the ‘70s and ‘80s.”

The 124 Spider is that wonderful mix of old with new, and although it shares similar underpinnings with the Mazda Miata, Fiat makes sure the car holds its own in a very competitive sports car market.

Better (and more affordable!) than its main competitor

“If the idea of a Mazda Miata with a little more class sounds like your kind of car, consider the stylish 2017 Fiat 124 Spider,” praises Edmunds. “It’s more comfortable, powerful and quieter than the Miata it’s based on, but retains the Miata’s sense of adventure and fun.”

Ranked at no. 4 overall for U.S. News & World Report Best Sports Cars, the 124 Spider’s mid-to-upper $20,000’s price tag places it anywhere from $7,000 cheaper to almost $40,000 cheaper than similar high trim level sports competitors. For example, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro might be ranked two places higher, but if buyers want to make the most of their vehicle with premium upgrades, they can expect a price tag around $67,000+, whereas a decked out 124 Spider comes in around or under $30,000.

Find your Fiat at Pilson

These brand new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider models are still making their way to dealerships in North America, and Pilson is proud to offer a selection of new and used Fiat vehicles here in Mattoon, Il. If you’ve ever wanted to see how far your dollar can take you, stop by and see us at Pilson CJDR!