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2020 Chevrolet Corvette vs. 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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2020 Chevrolet
Corvette

MSRP*: $66,400
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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

MSRP*: $26,830 to $31,770
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Invoice* $62,018 $25,359 to $30,028
MPG - City 15 MPG 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 12.6 ft3 4.6 ft3
Engine V-8 Inline-4
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 495 hp 181 hp
Exterior Length 182.3 in 154.1 in
Exterior Width 76.1 in 68.3 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear info not available
Front 43.1 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 37.9 in
Rear info not available
Front 37.4 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Corvette and the Mazda MX-5 Miata in the front seats.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Corvette will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, 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 Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette, 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 Chevrolet Corvette 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 Chevrolet Corvette does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Corvette and the Mazda MX-5 Miata. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Chevrolet Corvette will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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