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Abarth 124 Spider (2016 to 2019)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

76
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
B

Summary


The Abarth 124 Spider was a performance model based on the Fiat 124 Spider, which in turn is based on the Mazda MX-5. It was launched in Summer 2016 and discontinued in 2019.

Along with the Fiat version, the Abarth 124 Spider was only in production for about three years before being discontinued in the wake of low sales and the development costs required to meet new emissions regulations.

The Abarth 124 Spider received mixed scores from the UK motoring media, ranging from average to outstanding. It was praised for its driving dynamics and improvements over the original Mazda MX-5 base, but was criticised for being significantly more expensive than its Fiat and Mazda relatives.

As of April 2024, the Abarth 124 Spider has a Used Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 65%.

Key specifications


Body style: Small roadster
Engine: petrol
Price when new: From £29,780

Launched: Summer 2016
Last updated: –
Discontinued: Spring 2019


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

The Abarth 124 Spider was never crash tested by Euro NCAP during its production life. The Mazda MX-5 upon which it’s based was tested in 2015 and was awarded a four-star rating, but this score does not transfer to either the Fiat 124 or the Abarth 124 models.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Abarth 124 Spider was never lab tested for emissions and pollution levels by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of April 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Abarth 124 Spider to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the 124 Spider, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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No data yet

As of April 2024, we don’t have independently verified data available for the Abarth 124 Spider. Check back again soon.

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The Abarth 124 Spider was a performance version of the Fiat 124 that received mixed UK reviews, ranging from average to outstanding.Abarth 124 Spider (2016 to 2019)