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

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

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43

2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $35,425
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$64,750
Invoice* $31,229 to $33,478 $60,865
MPG - City 26 18
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
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

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. In this case, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.