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
5.6
It’s fun and it’s flawed, but we still love the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider’s Italian looks and Japanese build quality.
4.6
The 2020 Nissan 370Z is an old-school sports car that handles and accelerates well but feels like the dated design that it is.
6.0
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year.
5.3
The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight two-seater coupe that’s proof power and performance aren’t directly proportional.
5.2
If you value driving fun over pure power, there’s hardly a vehicle more up to the task than the 2019 Toyota 86.
MSRP From    
N/A$30,090$25,730$25,795$26,655
Gas Mileage    
26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-4Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
Abarth ConvertibleManualSport AutomaticPremium 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    
ConvertibleCoupeConvertibleCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Manual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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