Compare 2019 FIAT 124 Spider vs 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 FIAT 124 Spider
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Convertible Classica
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Convertible Classica 26 35 $24,618 $25,190
Convertible Urbana Edition 26 35 $24,618 $25,190
Convertible Lusso 26 35 $27,054 $27,795
Convertible Elaborazione Abarth 26 35 $28,452 $29,290
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 34 $24,322 $25,730
Automatic Sport 26 35 $25,597 $27,080
Manual Club 26 34 $27,968 $29,590
Automatic Club 26 35 $28,534 $30,190
Manual Grand Touring 26 34 $29,093 $30,780
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $30,107 $31,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,618
$24,322
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,190
$25,730
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$429 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Agile handling and a composed ride balance out the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider’s slightly laggy turbo-4 engine. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 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
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
Height, Overall (in)
48.5 48.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.9 4.6
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Front Tire Order Code
TNZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P195/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TNZ NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P195/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2436 2339
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3200 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 181 @ 7000
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 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.36 5.09
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.65 2.04
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 2.99
Trans Order Code
DAG NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.59
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
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 6.0
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