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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
MSRP
$32,670
Invoice
$30,879
Average Price Paid
$30,891
67 listings nationwide

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100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,042
2020 FIAT 124 Spider
Classica
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,056

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata endures because it fills a need for simple and affordable driving enjoyment. It’s one of the most affordable sports cars on the road, and one of the most fun, desp...

2020 FIAT 124 Spider
Classica
Kyree Williams Preview:

FIAT introduced its 124 Spider roadster for 2017. Like most roadsters, it seats just two people and boasts a folding soft top. For 2020, it receives light changes. Every 124 Spider co...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
15
pjgaecke writes:
While lacking in power, this car makes up for it in spades with personality. The first time you take it around...
Power Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"V8 with 420hp vs I4 with 181hp. The Mustang has lots of low end torque while the Miata requires you to wind it out to get to the power."
Handling Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Miata has better engineered front and rear independent suspension. The car is also designed to have neutral stability causing it to rotate around the driver and be easily controllable. Mustang has rental car spec suspension and a live rear axle. The weight distribution is not evenly split front to rear. It also lacks the chassis stiffness of the Miata."
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"It is designed as a convertible. The Mustang is modified from a coupe and has a set of rear seats stretching it out."
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Much more supportive and designed around a smaller person."
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"It has rear seats in addition to a trunk."
Family Car Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Value Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better suspension. Better Chassis. Excellent engine characteristics (free revving, no rev hang, easy to rev match downshift, great power delivery) despite lack of power. Neutral handling. Better shifter. Easier to operate convertible top. Incredible gas mileage compared to the V8 (35 average vs 14 average)."
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better drivers car. Cheaper insurance. Cheaper gas. "
2020 FIAT 124 Spider
Classica
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Specs

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
2020 FIAT 124 Spider
Classica
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
25 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
35 MPG
36 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
160 hp @ 5,500 RPM
160 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
9.8:1
9.8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
2.83 in x 3.31 in
2.83 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 4.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 386 lbs 505 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 159.6 in
Width 68.3 in 68.5 in
Height 48.8 in 48.5 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 90.9 in

Available Options

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
2020 FIAT 124 Spider
Classica

Exterior Colors

  • BRILLANTE White
  • CERAMICA Gray Metallic
  • Chiaro Silver Metallic
  • Forte Black Metallic
  • Hypnotique Red
  • MODA Gray Metallic
  • Mare Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Transmission: 6-Speed AISIN Automatic

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