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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2015 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
The MINI MINI-Convertible 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). 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. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which is slightly longer than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Convertible.

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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2016 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $24,915 - $30,065

2015 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,700 - $35,850
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.39%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.62% As low as 3.96%
City MPG: 27 26 - 27
Highway MPG: 34 34 - 35
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*: $23,563 - $28,427 $24,360 - $32,105

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.