FIAT Brazil Cuts Its Strada Double Cab Entry-Level Model For The 2022 Model Year!

Cabin Plus (Regular Cab) Is Only Configuration Available On Entry-Level Endurance Model...

The Brazilian-built Fiat Strada subcompact pickup has become a sales phenomenon in the Latin American marketplace. You would think with such a successful formula, FIAT would leave Strada’s lineup alone. However, FIAT has eliminated its Double Cab (Crew Cab) entry-level Endurance model from Strada’s lineup for 2022.

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That’s right, the entry-level Endurance model will only consist of the Cabin Plus (Regular Cab) configuration. Strada Endurance models are the only version of the truck to come with the 1.4-liter FIRE engine, which delivers 88 horsepower @ 5,750 rpm and 90 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3,500 rpm (ethanol) and 85 horsepower @ 5,750 rpm and 89 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3,500 rpm (gasoline). All Endurance models come with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard equipment.

The entry-level Endurance Cabin Plus model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of R$ 90,900 (or about $18,000 USD). That is a huge increase in price over the 2021 model, which had a starting price of R$ 63,590 (or about $12,570 USD). 

For those customers looking for a four-door Double Cab model, they will have to step up to a Strada Freedom Double Cab. Those trucks will come with the larger naturally-aspirated 1.3-liter inline-four-cylinder engine generating 110 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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For those looking for an automatic, a new CVT automatic transmission with 7 simulated speeds is available in the higher-end Volcano and Ranch models for 2022. All Strada models are front-wheel-drive (FWD) only, but feature Traction Control Plus (TC+) for added off-road traction.

The 2021 Fiat Strada was the best-selling vehicle in Brazil, last year. It marked the first time that a pickup truck in Brazil managed to be the best-selling vehicle overall. It also seems that the momentum has continued into 2022, as the subcompact pickup was the best-selling pickup in January as well.


Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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