Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the FIAT 500c, drivers may find the Mazda MX-5 Miata a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
The FIAT 500c will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it more convenient to drive.
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). Based on MSRP, the FIAT 500c is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500c and the Mazda MX-5 Miata have similar Destination Charges.
Since the FIAT 500c is much slimmer than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the FIAT 500c, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The FIAT 500c has much less torque than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The FIAT 500c has about the same turning radius as the Mazda MX-5 Miata, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500c is significantly less powerful than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The FIAT 500c 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 FIAT 500c will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500c than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Compare the 2013 FIAT 500c and the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
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MSRP*: $19,695 - $26,095
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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $1,500||Up to $1,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 5.95%||--|
|City MPG:||28 - 31||21 - 22|
|Highway MPG:||34 - 40||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$19,126 - $25,078||$22,424 - $27,836|
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