2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible | NewCars.com

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

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New 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible

2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $35,425
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$27,400 to $38,400
Invoice* $31,229 to $33,478 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 26 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 34 32 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
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 MINI MINI-Convertible 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 MINI MINI-Convertible, 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). The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is somewhat more expensive than the MINI MINI-Convertible. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is about the same width as the MINI MINI-Convertible. When looking at overall length, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has much less torque than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has less horsepower than the MINI MINI-Convertible, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has less seating than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making the MINI MINI-Convertible the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has significantly less cargo room than the MINI MINI-Convertible, 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 MINI MINI-Convertible.