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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
No Data Available
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,379
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1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
No Data Available
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,548
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,465

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback

The Volkswagen Corrado received a few minor updates for the 1994 model year, which would be the vehicle's final year in production. The standard engine was still the 178-horsepower, 2....

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club 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...

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

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
55
David 1994 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr SLC HatchbackReview:

Amazing Car — i have always wanted a vr6 corrado since i passed my test and when i got the chance i had to take i...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

25
Damien 1994 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr SLC HatchbackReview:

I Just Love It Wont Change It Plus Its Becoming Very Rare — Its a very nice car to look at but its quite a heavy and tireing car to drive and its a bit hard to ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

35
Zack 1994 Volkswagen Corrado 2 Dr SLC HatchbackReview:

Sweet — i love this car. great project stops great runs great a little heavy on the track but amazing daily...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
5
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

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
--
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
--
34 MPG
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 5,800 RPM
178 hp @ 5,800 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
177 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,800 cc
2,800 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.7 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 31.2 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 4.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 386 lbs
Exterior
Length 159.4 in 154.1 in
Width 66.5 in 68.3 in
Height 51.9 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 97.2 in 90.9 in

Available Options

1994 Volkswagen Corrado
2 Dr SLC Hatchback
2020 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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