Ford Mustang vs Mazda MX-5 Miata Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
MSRP
$46,705
Invoice
$44,370
Average Price Paid
$44,520
34 listings nationwide

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
MSRP
$32,670
Invoice
$30,879
Average Price Paid
$31,307
76 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
Fair Price
$45,623
Good Price
$43,717
Great Price
$42,628
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
Fair Price
$31,751
Good Price
$30,305
Great Price
$29,479

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$51,452
6 listings nationwide

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2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,899

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Ford is in the midst of a revolutionary transformation away from cars, toward trucks and SUVs, and away from internal combustion engines and toward electrification. The 2020 Ford Musta...

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata endures because it fills a need for simple and affordable driving enjoyment. It’s one of the most affordable sports cars on the road, and one of the most fun, desp...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
20
GuruRR27T writes:
Great looking, powerful and agile. Good smooth manual transmission. Great exhaust sounds to bother bad neighbo...
Handling Ranked 2020 Porsche 911 worse.
"not better on a short drive...just as well."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Porsche 911 worse.
"See it- Drive it - Shelter money !"
GuruM65N8 writes:
great
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Dodge Challenger worse.
"yes"
Carol writes:
Beautiful car with lots of power. Just couldnt find what I wanted at the right price.
Family Car Ranked 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT Convertible RWD better.
"Our kids are all grown so we werent looking for a family car. "
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT Convertible RWD better.
"Prices offered at the time."
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
15
pjgaecke writes:
While lacking in power, this car makes up for it in spades with personality. The first time you take it around...
Power Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"V8 with 420hp vs I4 with 181hp. The Mustang has lots of low end torque while the Miata requires you to wind it out to get to the power."
Handling Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Miata has better engineered front and rear independent suspension. The car is also designed to have neutral stability causing it to rotate around the driver and be easily controllable. Mustang has rental car spec suspension and a live rear axle. The weight distribution is not evenly split front to rear. It also lacks the chassis stiffness of the Miata."
Looks/Style Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"It is designed as a convertible. The Mustang is modified from a coupe and has a set of rear seats stretching it out."
Front Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Much more supportive and designed around a smaller person."
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"It has rear seats in addition to a trunk."
Family Car Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"There are no rear seats in the Miata."
Value Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better suspension. Better Chassis. Excellent engine characteristics (free revving, no rev hang, easy to rev match downshift, great power delivery) despite lack of power. Neutral handling. Better shifter. Easier to operate convertible top. Incredible gas mileage compared to the V8 (35 average vs 14 average)."
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD worse.
"Better drivers car. Cheaper insurance. Cheaper gas. "

Specs

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
34 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
480 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
420 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
13:1
13:1
Displacement
5,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.63 in x 3.65 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 45.1 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 29 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.5 cu ft 4.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 404 lbs
Exterior
Length 188.5 in 154.1 in
Width 81.9 in 68.3 in
Height 54.3 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 90.9 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Mustang
Bullitt Coupe RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Dark Highland Green Metallic
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • MagneRide Damping System
  • Bullitt Electronics Package
  • Ebony W/Green Stitch, RECARO Leather-Trimmed Sport Seats
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
100th Anniversary Special Edition RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

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