2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF | NewCars.com

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

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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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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$26,580 to $32,670
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$33,045 to $35,425
Invoice* $25,125 to $30,878 $31,229 to $33,478
MPG - City 26 26
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 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
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF in the front seats.

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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda MX-5 Miata is about the same width as the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. When looking at overall length, the Mazda MX-5 Miata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has about the same turning radius as the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda MX-5 Miata as you will in the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF.

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