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2015 Ford Mustang vs. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Ford Mustang may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Ford Mustang will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Ford Mustang is somewhat more expensive than 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 Ford Mustang will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang is much wider than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Mustang, 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 Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Warranty
The Ford Mustang comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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2015 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $29,300 - $41,800

2016 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $24,915 - $30,065
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 - 22 27
Highway MPG: 25 - 31 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $27,615 - $38,561 $23,563 - $28,427

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