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2013 BMW 128 vs. 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 128 and the Mazda MX-5 Miata in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 128 as you will with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 128 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW 128 is much higher than that for the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Dimensions
The BMW 128 is a little wider than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the BMW 128, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 128 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Handling
The BMW 128 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 128 has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW 128 offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 128 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 128 than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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2013 BMW
128

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MSRP*: $37,200
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MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 19 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $34,225 $22,424 - $27,836

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