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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Review

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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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2020 Porsche
911

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MSRP*
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$26,830 to $31,770
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$110,200 to $133,400
Invoice* $25,359 to $30,028 --
MPG - City 26 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 34 23 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 2 4
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

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 Porsche 911, 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 Porsche 911. 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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 911.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Porsche 911, 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 Porsche 911.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the Porsche 911, 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 Porsche 911, 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 Porsche 911. 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 Porsche 911, making the Porsche 911 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche 911.