2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs Fiat 124 Spider, Ford Mustang, and Toyota 86

The sporty 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible most notably has boosted the engine with an increase of 25 more horsepower to 181 hp and 7,500 rpm, this roadster performance is not going unnoticed from the competition. The MX-5 engine is turning heads and keeping this vehicle fun, affordable and lightweight. Take a quick look at how the MX-5 is doing against the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider, 2020 Ford Mustang and 2020 Toyota 86.

MX-5 Power and Performance

The first thing your think about when looking at a sports car is what can the engine do? The Mx-5 (181 hp @7000 RPM) engine remains the defining factor when reviewing other sports cars in its class. The Fiat 124 Spider (205 hp @ 7000 RPM) does not come close to engine performance in this category.

MX-5 Fuel Economy

When going for a drive you want a fuel efficient sports car that will last until your next fill up at the pump. Mazda MX-5 does well against the competition in this department. Although the MX-5 (26 mpg city/34 mpg highway) and Fiat Spider (26 mpg city/ 35 mpg highway) are basically identical in this category, they both compete strongly against the Toyota 86 (21 mpg city / 28 mpg highway) and Ford Mustang (21 mpg city/ 31 mpg highway), therefore staying competitive with a great fuel efficient sports car.

MX-5 Safety Features

The Mazda MX-5 keeps safety a priority for this sporty convertible.  Keeping cutting edge safety technology in full focus for Mazda drivers and providing many options to customize your vehicle. Here is a list of some key safety features available for the MX-5.
  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • High Beam Control
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Smart City Brake Support

The great engine, fuel efficiency and safety features are all reasons you should make the 2020 Mazda MX-5 your new convertible. Take one for a test drive today at Wilkins Mazda in Elmhurst, IL.