The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. the 2014 Mini Cooper S

2014 Mazda MX-5 MiataTampa and Bradenton drivers, you know that you don’t have to break the bank to have an incredible new sports car, right? The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is proof of that. Built to compete with some of the premier sports cars of our age, the Miata is priced at just $23,720 (MSRP).

Of course, vehicles like the 2014 Mini Cooper S have been trying to shake the Miata’s hold on the sports car world. Let’s see if the British small car stands up.

Save Money in a Miata

When we said that the MX-5 is more affordable than competing vehicles, we weren’t kidding. It bests competition like Scion, Subaru, and even the Mini Cooper S. The Mini Cooper S Convertible starts at $28,150. That’s over $4,000 more than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

As if that weren’t enough, if you want to equip both vehicles with similar features, the Mazda comes in at $24,515 while the Mini Cooper is at $28,945. That’s a savings of over $4,000 no matter which way you look at it.

Mazda Believes in Standard Features

You’ll be hard-pressed to find features that are available on one car that aren’t found on another these days, and yet the Miata manages to offer drivers some standard features like a remote decklid release and a wind buffer that are either unavailable or require an upgrade on the Mini Cooper.

The MX-5 Means Comfort

Another advantage found in the Miata is you’ll be able to rest comfortably, as it offers improved front leg and shoulder room over the Mini Cooper S.

Beyond physical comfort, Mazda provides peace of mind with a powertrain warranty that covers five-years / 60,000 miles, compared to the Mini Cooper S’s 48-month / 50,000-mile powertrain coverage.

Test Drive a Miata Today

There’s a reason why the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the most recognizable and affordable sports cars in the world, and we think that it does a pretty good job of showing the Mini Cooper S who is the boss. But don’t just take our word for it, visit Cox Mazda in Bradenton at 3101 Cortez Road W. and take one for a test drive.