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2021 BMW 430 vs. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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2021 BMW
430

MSRP*: $53,100
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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

MSRP*: $26,830 to $31,770
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Invoice* $49,885 $25,359 to $30,028
MPG - City 24 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 4.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 hp 181 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 154.1 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 68.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 32.5 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 36.1 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear info not available
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 430 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Convenience
With the BMW 430 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The BMW 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 430 and the Mazda MX-5 Miata have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 430, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Utility
The BMW 430 offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 430 than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.