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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2014 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the MINI MINI-Convertible 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). Whether you pick the Mazda MX-5 Miata or the MINI MINI-Convertible, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 and the MINI MINI-Convertible have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much wider than the MINI MINI-Convertible, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less horsepower than the MINI MINI-Convertible, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making the MINI MINI-Convertible the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible.

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2015 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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

2014 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,150 - $35,300
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City MPG: 21 - 22 26 - 28
Highway MPG: 28 --
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 $23,140 - $32,475

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