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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2021 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible RWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
MSRP
$32,705
Invoice
$31,397
Average Price Paid
$32,705
55 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$30,039
43 listings nationwide

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

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
Fair Price
$32,892
Good Price
$31,267
Great Price
$30,338
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Fair Price
$30,246
Good Price
$29,508
Great Price
$29,087

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,031
5 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,216
11 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
No Expert Reviews
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
SG writes:
Handling Ranked 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI worse.
"Great car handling is great and reliable. Very comfortable driving car in any situation "
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
28 MPG
26 MPG
27 MPG
35 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.5 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
330 hp @ 6,000 RPM
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
330 hp @ 6,000 RPM
310 hp @ 5,500 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
350 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.45 in x 3.7 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
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 45.1 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 29.2 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 11.4 cu ft 4.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 386 lbs
Exterior
Length 188.5 in 154.1 in
Width 81.9 in 68.3 in
Height 54.9 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 90.9 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Mustang
EcoBoost Convertible RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Grabber Yellow
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • Twister Orange Tri-Coat
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • 2.3L High Performance Package
  • Active Valve Performance Exhaust
  • Black Accent Package
  • Ford Safe & Smart Package
  • Wheel & Stripe Package
  • Equipment Group 101A
  • Transmission: 10-Speed Selectshift Automatic
  • Wheels: 19" X 8.5" Polished Aluminum
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" Luster Nickel-Painted Forged Alum
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge

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