2017 FIAT 124 Spider vs. Its Competition

2017 Fiat 124 Spider
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the basis for the 124 Spider, and it offers more immediate power but less premium interior materials.

The 2017 Toyota 86, the former Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ are closest in purpose to the Fiat 124 Spider and its Mazda MX-5 Miata doppelganger.

They are dynamic and sporty, but, as coupes, however, they don't offer top-down experience.

The Nissan 370Z does come as a roadster, but it's a larger, heavier, more powerful, and more expensive sports car.

2017 Fiat 124 Spider2017 FIAT 124 Spider
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2017 Subaru BRZ2017 Subaru BRZ
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2017 Toyota 86 - 860 Special Edition2017 Toyota 86
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Quick Specs
6.6
Like its Mazda MX-5 Miata doppelganger, the Fiat 124 Spider is a pure driver's car, with a comfortable ride and extrasensory handling.
6.8
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles.
6.6
The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
6.5
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is a great-handling sports car with big value for the dollar; it's just not very fast.
6.3
The 2017 Toyota 86 isn't about power, but it is about fun, and it has just enough creature comforts to make it livable as a daily driver.
MSRP From    
$24,995$24,915$29,990$25,495$26,255
Gas Mileage    
26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
Classica ConvertibleSport AutomaticCoupe ManualPremium ManualManual (Natl)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22244
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
ConvertibleConvertibleCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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