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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs. 2019 smart EQ fortwo Review

New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata RF

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New 2019 smart EQ fortwo

2019 smart
EQ fortwo

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MSRP*
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$33,045 to $35,425
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$28,100 to $29,100
Invoice* $31,229 to $33,478 $26,274 to $27,209
MPG - City 26 112
MPG - Hwy 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 80-hp, (electric)
Seating Capacity 2 2
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
With the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the smart EQ fortwo, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 smart EQ fortwo. 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 smart EQ fortwo.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is much slimmer than the smart EQ fortwo, 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 may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the smart EQ fortwo.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the smart EQ fortwo.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has a significantly larger turning radius than the smart EQ fortwo, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has a much more powerful engine than the smart EQ fortwo. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and the smart EQ fortwo.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is not as nearly as extensive as that of the smart EQ fortwo.