2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 | NewCars.com

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$26,580 to $32,670
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$49,950
Invoice* $25,125 to $30,878 $46,953
MPG - City 26 23
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 2
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 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 SLC 300. 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SLC 300.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 SLC 300. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, 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 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.