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

2019 FIAT 124 Spider
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Abarth Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
124 Spider Abarth Convertible 26 35 $28,684 $29,540
124 Spider Classica Convertible 26 35 $24,851 $25,440
124 Spider Lusso Convertible 26 35 $27,286 $28,045
124 Spider Urbana Edition Convertible 26 35 $24,851 $25,440
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30th Anniversary Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $33,545 $35,495
MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $33,073 $34,995
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,534 $30,190
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 34 $27,968 $29,590
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $30,107 $31,855
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $29,093 $30,780
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,597 $27,080
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 34 $24,322 $25,730
MX-5 Miata RF 30th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $35,907 $37,995
MX-5 Miata RF 30th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $35,528 $37,595
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $31,136 $32,945
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 34 $30,569 $32,345
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $32,519 $34,410
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $31,504 $33,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$33,545
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,540
$35,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$592 / 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 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 2386
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged 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 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EAM NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
164 @ 5500 181 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30
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 3.58
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 5.8

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