2020 FIAT 124 Spider vs. Its Competition

2020 Fiat 124 Spider
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The MX-5 Miata is well-established as the default small sports car, shares most components with the 124 Spider, and features a more powerful engine with slightly better driving dynamics.

Nissan’s 370Z is ancient at this point but offers V-6 power and iconic looks.

The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 don’t come in convertible form but offer rear-wheel-drive fun and a torquey flat-4 for a similar price to the Fiat.

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Quick Specs
It’s fun and it’s flawed, but we still love the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider’s Italian looks and Japanese build quality.
Affordable fun remains the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s calling card, and we can’t get enough of it.
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is an old-school sports car that handles and accelerates well but feels like the dated design that it is.
Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
The 2020 Toyota 86 has its flaws, but it's still a fun small sports coupe.
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25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 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
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Two SeatersTwo SeatersTwo SeatersMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
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Classica ConvertibleSport ManualManualLimited ManualManual (SE)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Body Style    
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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