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2019 BMW M240 vs. 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

New 2019 BMW M240

2019 BMW
M240

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New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

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MSRP*
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$50,400 to $52,400
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$33,045 to $35,425
Invoice* $47,370 to $49,230 $31,229 to $33,478
MPG - City 21 26
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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 M240 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW M240 as you will with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 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). The BMW M240 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 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 M240 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M240 is much wider than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW M240, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M240 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Handling
The BMW M240 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M240 has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW M240 offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M240 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW M240 than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.