2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 | NewCars.com

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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

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2021 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

MSRP*: $33,045 to $34,525
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

MSRP*: $64,750
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Invoice* $31,229 to $32,629 $60,865
MPG - City 26 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 4.5 ft3 8.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 181 hp 385 hp
Exterior Length 154.1 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 68.3 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear info not available
Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Head Room Front 36.8 in
Rear info not available
Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, 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 RF is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. 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 RF and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, 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 RF, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, making the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.