2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | NewCars.com

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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

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2022 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

MSRP*: $27,650 to $33,150
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

MSRP*: $73,250 to $75,750
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MPG - City 26 MPG 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 35 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, M/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 hp 362 hp
Exterior Length 154.1 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 68.3 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear info not available
Front 41.8 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 37.4 in
Rear info not available
Front 40.7 in
Rear 36.4 in

*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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz E-Class you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.