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2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

New 2020 Ford Mustang

2020 Ford
Mustang

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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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$32,170 to $45,380
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$33,045 to $35,425
Invoice* $30,883 to $43,112 $31,229 to $33,478
MPG - City 20 26
MPG - Hwy 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. 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 Ford Mustang is much higher than that for the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

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

Handling
The Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

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