Head to Head: 2017 Fiat 124 Spyder vs. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda Miata
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Which Should You Buy?

Though the Mazda MX-5 Miata has earned a reputation as one of the best and least-expensive roadsters on the market, it now faces stiff competition. There’s a twist, too – the Miata’s new foe comes in the form of the Fiat 124 Spider, which is based on the Miata and built alongside it in a Mazda factory. Both convertibles seat two occupants, produce about the same amount of power, and compete at roughly the same price point. That said, the Fiat’s got plenty of Italian ancestry – enough to make these look and feel like two different cars.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata occupies the No. 1 spot in our sports cars rankings, and the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is still too new to be ranked, but we’re eager to see how it fares. For now, read on to find out which you prefer.