2019 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2019 Subaru BRZ

2019 FIAT 124 Spider vs. 2019 Subaru BRZ

 

Front passenger side view of the Fiat 124 Spider.

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

FIAT 124 Spider Classica

FIAT 124 Spider Classica

CAPACITY

2 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

1.4L MultiAir® Turbo 4-Cylinder

160 hp @ 5,500 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Manual

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/35

STARTING MSRP

$25,440

Subaru BRZ Premium

Subaru BRZ Premium

CAPACITY

4 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder

205 hp @ 7,000 rpm

156 lb-ft @ 6,400-6,800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

6-Speed Manual

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

21/29

STARTING MSRP

$25,795

Which Sports Car Rules the Road?

Imagine cruising down a winding road in a convertible. The wind is breezing through your hair, and you’re taking every twist and turn with perfect precision.

This is what you could experience if you choose the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider over the 2019 Subaru BRZ. While the BRZ is certainly a fine car in its own right, it lacks certain features and appeal that the FIAT 124 Spider has. For one, the BRZ is not a true roadster—meaning, it isn’t a convertible and it has extra seats that weigh it down.

The 2019 FIAT 124 Spider, on the other hand, is a quintessential roadster that delivers thrilling performance and classic Italian style.

Before you check out the Subaru BRZ, experience a true roadster in person. Visit Crown FIAT of Dublin today to test-drive the 2019 124 Spider.

The FIAT 124 Spider Offers More Choices

The 2019 FIAT 124 Spider simply features more options and versatility than the 2019 Subaru BRZ. At Crown FIAT of Dublin, we offer the 2019 124 Spider in four outstanding trim levels: Classica, Lusso, Abarth and Urbana. Meanwhile, the 2019 BRZ only comes in two trims: Premium and Limited.

The 2019 124 Spider Classica trim brings a lot to the table for an entry-level model. It comes standard with an infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera and 16-inch aluminum wheels with three-season performance tires. Meanwhile, the Urbana trim features sporty leather and microfiber seats as well as black interior accents with red accent stitching. When you move up to the Lusso trim, you’ll gain SiriusXM® satellite radio, dual chrome finish exhaust tips and 17-inch premium wheels. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Abarth model gives you the option to add an available six-speed automatic transmission with Paddle shifters.

The FIAT 124 Spider is More Agile and More Fuel Efficient

Those seeking thrilling turbocharged performance will find it in the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider. It’s equipped with a standard 1.4L MultiAir® turbo four-cylinder engine, which delivers 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. It also has a standard six-speed manual transmission, which gives the driver total control over every ride. However, a six-speed automatic transmission is available for those who prefer a more relaxing experience.

The 2019 FIAT 124 Spider has a significantly lighter curb weight than the 2019 BRZ, which allows it to deliver better handling. Additionally, the 2019 124 Spider is more fuel efficient, as it achieves an EPA-estimated 26/35 city/highway MPG. Meanwhile, the Subaru BRZ’s 2.0L SUBARU BOXER® four-cylinder engine only manages an EPA-estimated 21/29 city/highway MPG.

The FIAT 124 Spider has a More Upscale Interior

The 2019 FIAT 124 Spider offers premium comforts you won’t find in the rival 2019 BRZ. For example, its leather and microfiber sport seats offer superior support and comfort. Meanwhile, the 2019 BRZ’s highest level of upholstery is a synthetic leather/leather mix. The 2019 124 Spider’s cabin also features stylish Italian-inspired touches that make it a unique entry in the roadster segment.

FIAT’s classic roadster also comes with a surprising amount of cutting-edge technologies. For instance, it comes standard with a FIAT Connect® infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen display and a multimedia command knob. Meanwhile, the 2019 BRZ comes with a smaller 6.2-inch touchscreen.

You’ll be able to add an exclusive soundtrack to every drive with the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider’s standing Bluetooth® audio streaming. You can enhance your listening experience even further with its available nine-speaker BOSE® premium audio system and available SiriusXM satellite radio. In comparison, the 2019 BRZ’s top speaker system only features eight total speakers.

Interior steering wheel and infotainment system view of the Fiat 124 Spider

The FIAT 124 Spider Keeps You Safe

Both vehicles come with an assortment of driver-assist systems to help you avoid danger. The FIAT 124 Spider comes standard with a ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera with active gridlines, Electronic Stability Control and a steel safety frame with crumple zones. Additionally, you can add the available ParkSense® Rear Park Assist System, Rear Cross Path Detection and Blind Spot Monitoring to give you better overall awareness while driving.

Stop into Crown FIAT of Dublin Today

It’s time to put the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider to the test. Drop by our Dublin car dealership today to see this iconic Italian roadster in person. Our helpful sales staff is eager to show you how great this car is in action. Schedule your test drive today, and experience how the 2019 FIAT 124 Spider outperforms the 2019 Subaru BRZ. We hope to see you soon.

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