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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Quick Specs
Like its Mazda MX-5 Miata doppelganger, the Fiat 124 Spider is a pure driver's car, with a comfortable ride and extrasensory handling.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles.
The 2017 Nissan 370Z has a classic sports-car shape, excellent sports-car handling, and a tuned Nismo track weapon in its lineup.
The 2017 Subaru BRZ is a great-handling sports car with big value for the dollar; it's just not very fast.
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    
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
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)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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