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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2020 BMW M4 Review

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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New 2020 BMW M4

2020 BMW
M4

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MSRP*
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$26,580 to $32,670
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$77,650
Invoice* $25,125 to $30,878 $72,715
MPG - City 26 17
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 2 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW M4 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda MX-5 Miata as you will with the BMW M4, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW M4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW M4.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the BMW M4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW M4.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the BMW M4, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW M4, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is significantly less powerful than the BMW M4. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the BMW M4, making the BMW M4 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the BMW M4, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW M4.