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2021 Chevrolet Camaro vs. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Camaro

MSRP*: $31,500 to $69,000
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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

MSRP*: $33,045 to $34,525
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Invoice* $30,366 to $66,516 $31,229 to $32,629
MPG - City 14 - 19 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 20 - 29 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 7.3 ft3 4.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 - 650 hp 181 hp
Exterior Length 188.3 - 190.2 in 154.1 in
Exterior Width 74.7 - 75.0 in 68.3 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 29.9 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 38.4 in
Rear 33.4 in
Front 36.8 in
Rear info not available
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Chevrolet Camaro will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Camaro will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Chevrolet Camaro 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 Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Camaro is much higher than that for the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Camaro 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 Chevrolet Camaro, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Camaro 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.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Camaro 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 Chevrolet Camaro will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Camaro comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.