2017 Fiat 124 Spider Named Best Sports Car For the Money
Fiat's new 124 Spider convertible has edged out all other convertibles to earn U.S. New & World Report's top ranking as Best Sports Car For the Money. The Spider joins many well-respected vehicles on the new list which includes the venerable Toyota Prius, the stylish Audi A4, the trend-setting Kia Soul, the segment-dominating Lexus ES 350, and Hyundai Sonata.
U.S. News' selection of the Fiat 124 Spider over the Miata is an interesting result. The publication calls the Miata its number one sports car overall and the Miata costs less than the Spider when comparably equipped. U.S. News ranks the 124 Spider fourth among all sports cars.
Commenting on the Fiat 124 Spider in its review section, U.S. News said, "The 124 Spider has athletic handling and great fuel economy, and putting the top down is a snap." Summing up its feelings about the 124 Spider, U.S. News said, "The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers an excellent combination of capability, interior quality, and affordability, and it should be a consideration for many sports car shoppers."
Runners up to the Best Sports Car For the Money included the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. Oddly, the Miata was left off the podium in U.S. News newest ranking.