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

Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda Miata
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The Winner Is: Fiat 124 Spider

Mazda MX-5 Miata enthusiasts might be a little peeved by this call, although anyone who strongly prefers the Miata, for whatever reason, certainly wouldn’t be wrong by going ahead and buying one. For the consumer who’s having a hard time deciding between these two similar cars though, the Fiat 124 Spider is the better bet. In our head-to-head comparison, the Mazda MX-5 Miata racks up two points. It beats the 124 Spider in fuel economy by just one scant mile per gallon. And it wins in reliability, too.

Meanwhile, the Fiat 124 Spider beats the Mazda MX-5 Miata on pricing, interior comfort, and technology options. And don’t forget, the Fiat’s slightly larger trunk means you can carry home a few extra bottles of wine when you go grocery shopping.

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