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2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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2020 FIAT
124 Spider

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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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$25,390 to $29,390
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$26,830 to $31,770
Invoice* $24,784 to $28,564 $25,359 to $30,028
MPG - City 25 - 26 26
MPG - Hwy 35 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 2
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

As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 124 Spider and the Mazda MX-5 Miata in the front seats.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 124 Spider as you will with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 124 Spider will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. 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 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The FIAT 124 Spider is about the same width as the Mazda MX-5 Miata. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the FIAT 124 Spider, which is slightly longer than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the FIAT 124 Spider transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The FIAT 124 Spider has about the same turning radius as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The FIAT 124 Spider has less horsepower than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 124 Spider and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The FIAT 124 Spider has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 124 Spider than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.