2019 FIAT 124 Spider

124 Spider

2019 Mazda Miata


FIAT 124 Spider vs. Mazda Miata

1.4L MultiAir® turbocharged 4-cylinder


2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder
160 hp


181 hp
184 lb-ft


151 lb-ft
26 mpg city/35 mpg highway

EPA -Estimated MPG

26 mpg city/34 mpg highway

Shopping for a stylish new sports car for your Columbus commutes? Many drivers wind up at a crossroads, facing the decision of the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider vs. Mazda Miata. Lucky for you, Germain FIAT of Columbus has done all the leg work. Join us as we compare these two performance convertibles in-depth, below. We’re confident you’ll fall in love with the new FIAT 124 Spider!

FIAT 124 Spider vs. Miata: Performance Specs

The FIAT 124 Spider and the Mazda Miata are, without a doubt, two classic models within their segment. Both feature rear-wheel drive and a standard 6-speed manual transmission with a Short-Throw Shifter. When push comes to shove in terms of performance, your decision might depend on whether you care more about horsepower or torque. Explore the performance details of each model:

2019 FIAT 124 Spider:

  • 1.4L MultiAir® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 16-inch aluminum wheels with three-season performance tires
  • EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway
  • Standard Touring suspension, available Bilstein® Performance Suspension tuning

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata:

  • 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-cylinder engine with 181 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with performance tires
  • EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/34 mpg highway
  • 4-wheel independent suspension

As you can see, while the Miata does offer more horsepower, the 124 Spider has a significant advantage for torque, and a slight advantage in highway fuel economy.

FIAT 124 Spider vs. Miata: Notable Features

Both competitors offer Columbus drivers access to smart tech features, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and integrated voice command with Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and messaging. However, the entry-level 124 Spider has a lower MSRP than the Miata, starting at $24,995*. What’s more, you’ll get more standard safety features:

2019 FIAT 124 Spider Safety Features:

  • ParkView® rear back-up camera
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Enhanced Accident Response System
  • Daytime running lights with on/off switch

FIAT 124 Spider vs. Miata: Warranties

When you drive an incredible car, you’ll want an incredible warranty to match. As you can see below, the FIAT 124 Spider offers peace of mind on Columbus roads with a longer-lasting warranty than the Miata:

  • FIAT 124 Spider Warranty: The standard warranty on the 124 Spider offers coverage for four years or 50,000 miles, offering Basic and Drivetrain coverage. You’ll also get four years/unlimited miles of Roadside Assistance.
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata Warranty: The standard warranty on the Miata comes with a shorter period of coverage, offering three years or 36,000 miles of Basic and Drivetrain coverage and Roadside Assistance.

Test Drive the FIAT 124 Spider at Germain FIAT of Columbus!

After comparing the FIAT 124 Spider vs. Mazda Miata, we’re confident you’ve seen all the ways in which the 124 Spider is a premium choice for Columbus area drivers. Be sure to contact us for a test drive when you’re ready to get behind the wheel, and don’t forget to browse our latest new vehicle specials for a great deal on a new FIAT 124 Spider. Having trouble deciding between a 124 Spider and the FIAT 500? Read up on the FIAT 500 reviews to hear what the experts have to say so you can make an informed decision.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
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