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
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
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
48.5 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 90.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.9 4.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TPW NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TPW NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2477 2381
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
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
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
FIAT 124 Spider Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.1

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