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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2013 BMW 135 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the BMW 135 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 135 requires fewer visits to 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 135. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries a much lower Destination Charge than the BMW 135.

Dimensions
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a little narrower than the BMW 135, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 135.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the BMW 135, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 135, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is significantly less powerful than the BMW 135. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the BMW 135, making the BMW 135 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 135, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW 135.

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2014 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
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135

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MSRP*: $44,400 - $48,250
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.99%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 21 - 22 19
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $22,424 - $27,836 $40,850 - $44,390

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