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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2021 Ford Mustang Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2021 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*
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$25,390 to $29,390
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$32,705 to $45,785
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 $31,397 to $43,496
MPG - City 25 - 26 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 24 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-8
Seating Capacity 2 4
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 124 Spider, drivers may find the Ford Mustang a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 124 Spider as you will with the Ford Mustang, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 124 Spider is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Mustang. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the FIAT 124 Spider is much higher than that for the Ford Mustang.

Dimensions
Since the FIAT 124 Spider is much slimmer than the Ford Mustang, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 124 Spider, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Mustang.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 124 Spider has much less torque than the Ford Mustang, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 124 Spider has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Ford Mustang, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 124 Spider is significantly less powerful than the Ford Mustang. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The FIAT 124 Spider has less seating than the Ford Mustang, making the Ford Mustang the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The FIAT 124 Spider has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Mustang, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 124 Spider than that of the Ford Mustang.