The Lexus IS 350C will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.
With the Lexus IS 350C 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.
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 Lexus IS 350C. 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 Lexus IS 350C.
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Lexus IS 350C, 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 Lexus IS 350C.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the Lexus IS 350C, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus IS 350C, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350C. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the Lexus IS 350C, making the Lexus IS 350C the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus IS 350C, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus IS 350C.
Compare the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2014 Lexus IS 350C.
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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
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|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.02%||--|
|City MPG:||21 - 22||19|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$22,424 - $27,836||$43,839|
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