Poll: Fiat 124 Spider or Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

These two roadsters are built on the same bones, but they are decidedly different.

The Fiat 124 Spider was just unveiled at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, and although it is built on the same platform as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, it uses a different engine. So, if you ever thought the Miata was too slow, its Fiat cousin offers a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine packing 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The Miata is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft.

And then there’s the question of reliability and which one looks better. Which roadster would you rather have? Answer our poll below.

BUT FIRST: Read more about the Fiat 124 Spider here and the Mazda MX-5 Miata here

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Diesel Diva Diesel Diva on Aug 06, 2016

    I explicitly did NOT want a Miata. I anxiously waited for the release of the FIAT 124 Spider, which I now very proudly own. :)

    • Mark S Mark S on Aug 06, 2016

      Please elaborate on why one and not the other? Styling, engine choice, the chance to own an Abarth?

  • CallMeIrredeemable CallMeIrredeemable on Nov 27, 2016

    The Miata is a great car provided you don't mind the girls asking what your boyfriends name is. The Japanese turned the car over to the Italians, who know two things besides great pasta, how to style a car and how to tune it including the engine, suspension and steering. The Abarth version is bellissimo