2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | NewCars.com

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $35,425
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$71,400 to $73,900
Invoice* $31,229 to $33,478 $67,116 to $69,466
MPG - City 26 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 34 26 - 27
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
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 RF.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, making it more convenient to drive.

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 E-Class. 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 E-Class.

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

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, 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 E-Class, 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 E-Class. 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 E-Class, making the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 E-Class, 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 E-Class.