As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the MINI MINI-Roadster in the front seats.
With the MINI MINI-Roadster 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Roadster. 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-Roadster have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much wider than the MINI MINI-Roadster, 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-Roadster.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Roadster, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Roadster, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less horsepower than the MINI MINI-Roadster, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the MINI MINI-Roadster. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Roadster, 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 MINI MINI-Roadster.
Compare the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2014 MINI MINI-Roadster.
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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
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MSRP*: $25,550 - $35,700
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $750|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.02%||As low as 4.08%|
|City MPG:||21 - 22||26 - 28|
|Seating Capacity:||2 - 2||2 - 2|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$22,424 - $27,836||$23,505 - $32,845|
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