Compare 2018 FIAT 124 Spider vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 FIAT 124 Spider
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Abarth Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
124 Spider Abarth Convertible 26 35 $27,521 $28,295
124 Spider Classica Convertible 26 35 $24,436 $24,995
124 Spider Lusso Convertible 26 35 $26,867 $27,595
124 Spider Lusso Red Top Edition Convertible 25 36 $26,867 $27,595
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $30,737 $32,510
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 33 $30,169 $31,910
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $31,977 $33,825
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $30,964 $32,750

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,521
$28,134

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,295
$29,755

Monthly Payment Estimate

$472 / month
$496 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.6
6.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Fiat 124 Spider takes the best from the Mazda MX-5 Miata, namely its agile handling and comfortable ride, while adding turbocharged power and Italian flavor. It’s truly a driver's car. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Two Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.1 52.2

Passenger Capacity

2 2

Front Leg Room (in)

43.1 43.1

Front Hip Room (in)

52 52

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 37.4

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

48.5 48.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.1 59.2

Wheelbase (in)

90.9 90.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.5 68.3

Track Width, Front (in)

58.9 58.9

Length, Overall (in)

159.6 154.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

4.9 4.6

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

11.9 11.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

30.8 30.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P205/45WR17

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

TPW NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P205/45WR17

Rear Tire Order Code

TPW NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2477 2381

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

450 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 100

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 @ 3200 148 @ 4600

Engine Order Code

EAM NA

Displacement

1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

164 @ 5500 155 @ 6000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 26

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 35

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.35 2.06

Trans Order Code

DAG NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.26 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.84 0.58

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.36 3.54

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.45 3.45

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.65 1.40

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.86 3.17

Summary

Vehicle Name

FIAT 124 Spider Mazda MX-5 Miata

Body Style

Convertible Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 6.1

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