2018 FIAT 124 Spider vs. Its Competition

2018 Fiat 124 Spider
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata provides the platform for the 124 Spider.

It offers unique looks, an RF model with a retractable hardtop, and more immediate power but less-premium interior materials.

The 2018 Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ siblings can be thought of as coupe versions of the 124 and Miata.

They offer similar power and dynamics, but lack the open air feel.

Nissan’s 370Z is available as a coupe or roadster, but it's much more powerful, as well as bigger, heavier, more expensive, and getting long in the tooth.

2018 Fiat 124 Spider2018 FIAT 124 Spider
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Quick Specs
6.6
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.
6.4
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
6.3
The 2018 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight prizefighter that punches out of its class in handling, but not power.
6.3
The 2018 Toyota 86 is a thrilling entry sports car at an affordable price. We wholeheartedly appreciate its enthusiasm.
MSRP From   
$24,995$25,295$25,595$26,455
Gas Mileage   
25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class   
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name   
Classica ConvertibleSport ManualPremium ManualManual (SE)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2244
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
ConvertibleConvertibleCoupeCoupe
Transmission   
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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