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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2014 Volkswagen Eos Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Eos 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a better financial choice over the Volkswagen Eos. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Volkswagen Eos.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Eos, 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 Volkswagen Eos.

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

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

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the Volkswagen Eos, making the Volkswagen Eos the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Eos, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Eos.


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2014 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450

2014 Volkswagen
Eos

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MSRP*: $35,595 - $42,095
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City MPG: 21 - 22 22
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $22,424 - $27,836 $34,171 - $40,411

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