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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2017 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda MX-5 Miata as you will with the MINI MINI-Convertible, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Convertible. 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
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Convertible. When looking at overall length, the Mazda MX-5 Miata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as 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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2017 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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

2017 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*: $25,950 - $35,600
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City MPG: 26 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 33 31 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,562 - $28,427 $24,595 - $31,885

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.