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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2015 BMW 428 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 428 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Convenience
With the BMW 428 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 428. 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 428.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the BMW 428, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. 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 428.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the BMW 428, 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 428, 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 428. 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 428, making the BMW 428 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 428, 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 428.

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2015 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $23,970 - $32,205

2015 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $48,750 - $50,750
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.12%
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.40% As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 21 - 22 21 - 23
Highway MPG: 28 33 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $22,671 - $30,448 $44,850 - $46,690

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Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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