Comparison: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2019 Fiat® 124 Spider

 

The below comparison highlights the similarities and differences between the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2019 Fiat® 124 Spider roadsters. When you’re ready to put excitement back into your automotive experience, come into Premier Mazda of Kansas City and test drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata. We proudly serve Belton, Independence, Brookside, De Soto, Lanexa, Leawood, and Overland Park.

Performance

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is offered in three trims; Sport, Club, and Grand Touring. All three trims are powered by a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. This powertrain generates 181-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque, producing excellent acceleration, and achieves an estimated 34 mph on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. A six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is available. The Club trim utilizes a sport-tuned suspension, Bilstein® shocks, and a limited-slip differential.

2019 Fiat® 124 Spider

Equipped with a 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbocharged engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive, the Fiat® 124 Spider comes in Classica, Urbana, Lusso, and Abarth trims. The powertrain produces 160-hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg of city driving.  The optional Abarth trim brings a Bilstein® performance suspension, Brembo brakes, and a Sport Mode selector.

Features

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Standard features consist of black cloth-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, keyless entry, and push-button start. Leather upholstery, heated seats with three heat settings, automatic climate control, and heated power outside mirrors are available. Also, new for the 2019 model is the choice between the standard black or optional brown soft top.

2019 Fiat® 124 Spider

Cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 6-way manual- driver’s and 4-way manual-adjusting front passenger’s seats, push-button start, a manually folding soft top, and a convertible roof with an acoustic headliner are included. Leather upholstered and heated seats, automatic temperature control, Keyless Enter ‘n Go™, heated exterior mirrors, and headlamp washers are available.

Technology and Safety

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

A MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with a 7.0-inch full-color touchscreen display, a 4.6-inch full-color display, voice command, Bluetooth® technology, HD Radio™, Pandora®, Aha™, and Stitcher™ internet radio integration, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB port are standard. Additionally, a rearview camera and an advanced airbag system are included. You have the choice to opt for navigation, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a nine-speaker Bose® audio system with AudioPilot®, HomeLink®, and an additional USB port. Also optional are Smart City brake support, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, traffic sign recognition, high beam control, and an adaptive front-lighting system for better visibility when driving around corners.

2019 Fiat® 124 Spider

The FIAT® Connect 7.0 infotainment system, a 7.0-inch full-color touchscreen display, a multimedia command knob, integrated voice command with Bluetooth®, Aha™, Pandora®, and Stitcher® apps, and a four-speaker sound system are standard technology features. A ParkView® rear back-up camera, a 4-airbag system, an enhanced accident response system, and electronic stability control are standard. SiriusXM® satellite radio, navigation, and a Bose® sound system with nine speakers are optional. Also, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, ParkSense® rear park assist system, and adaptive LED headlamps are available.

Pricing

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Starting at $25,730 MSRP

2019 Fiat® 124 Spider

Starting at $25,440 MSRP

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