2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

mazda miata and fiat 124 spider both driving near water

Car enthusiasts around the world are familiar with the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Simply known as just the Miata, this roadster has been a staple in the compact sports car game for years. Drivers of the car know that it packs a deceivingly strong punch and that it is the most fun Mazda to drive. Imagine a picturesque setting of cruising your own Miata up the coastline with the car's top down during a sunset. Let those goosebumps go away before you keep reading.

All good? Good. The Miata is something special, but how does it compare to others? It's not the only roaster out there, so we have done some research on one of its competitors. The Fiat 124 Spider is very similar to the Miata in shape, style, and price so we thought it would make for a good opponent. See our table below to see how these two sports coupes stack up.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata (base) Vs. 2017 Fiat 124 Spider (base)
$24,915 Starting MSRP $24,995
35 Estimated highway MPG 36
Available Navigation system Not available
155 horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 Engine specifications 160 horsepower, 1.4-liter I4

2017 Mazda MX-5 features

As you read above, these two cars a very similar across the board. The pricing is almost identical as are the engine and performance specifications. The Miata beats out the Spider and other similar cars when it comes to standard and available features. The available navigation system allows drivers to stay knowledgeable about where they and surrounding points of interest are. But that's not all. i-ACTIVESENSE® brings safety innovations that are designed to keep you and your passenger as secure as possible. Some of these features include adaptive front lighting, high beam control, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring.

If you're interested in learning more, you shouldn't hesitate any longer. Schedule a test drive online or give us a call and you can experience all the Miata has to offer for yourself. Come by and talk to our sales staff and they will answer all of your questions and go over pricing and financing details. Contact the sales team by calling (626) 701-8905 or visit us in person at 17723 East Gale Avenue in the City of Industry, CA. We hope to see you soon!


red Mazda MX-5 Miata on road at sunset
mazda mx-5 miata taillight
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Mazda MX-5 Miata shifter



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