The 2017 Best of Awards ceremony will be held following the first press day of the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 124 Spider, along with the publication’s choices for other ‘Best Of’ awards, such as Pickup Truck of the Year, will be honoured during the event.
Cars.com judges liked the 124 Spider’s styling, the 1.4-liter’s engine note and overall driving charachteristics.
“Look at this thing: It’s pretty,” Cars.com editors said. “Next, drop the top, rev the engine, listen to the sweet 1.4-liter engine, find a twisty road and see if your cares disappear with the wind. We’re betting they will, and that’s why the Fiat 124 Spider is our Best New Convertible of 2017.”
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider shares a platform with the ND Mazda Miata, but is differentiated by its Italian looks, uniquely tuned suspension and 160 horsepower turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, among other things. Fiat Chrysler has priced the convertible from $24,995 in the U.S.