CARS.COM — Ever since we heard that Fiat was going to bring back the 124 Spider nameplate and that it would be based on the redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, we’ve been chomping at the bit to put them up against each other.
Editor Joe Wiesenfelder said in his review of the 2016 MX-5 Miata that it is “unquestionably the best Miata yet,” and is a very impressive building block that gave Fiat a head start in its development of the 124 Spider.
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This head-to-head represents a twist on the long-brewing battle of nature versus nurture. These two roadsters share a majority of the same DNA — riding on the same platform and using many of the same interior parts (watch our video). They also have similar pricing and even use the exact same key fob (with logos swapped out).