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

Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda Miata
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The Basics

The Fiat 124 Spider and the Mazda MX-5 Miata are two-seat, rear-wheel-drive convertibles. The cars are based on the same platform, but the Fiat claims another 5.5 inches in length thanks to different sheet metal.

The Fiat 124 Spider is an all-new entry for the 2017 model year. It draws heavily on the Fiat brand’s own heritage for inspiration, as well as the Fiat 500 (and its derivative models) and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata made its debut in 1989 and entered its fourth generation last year. It has been declared the best-selling two-seat sports car in history by the Guinness Book of World Records and has a dedicated following of enthusiasts and critics.

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