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2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Orange 2018 Ford Mustang on a Coast Road vs Gray 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata on a Country Road

When it comes to performance-tuned thrills, the sports car segment plays host to a wealth of iconic entries that will upgrade your day-to-day commute at every turn. Drivers who crave power and performance at a great price will find few models in the segment that can compete with the 2018 Ford Mustang. Explore the benefits and advantages of the Ford Mustang in this 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata comparison at Marshal Mize Ford.

Armed with a bold, aggressive design that has made it an automotive icon, the Ford Mustang is a true automotive masterpiece. When you opt for the 2018 Ford Mustang, you will have a choice of four grades - EcoBoost®, EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium - that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle with coupe and convertible body styles. With room for four passengers and 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space in coupe variants, the Ford Mustang is a more practical, versatile option than the Mazda Miata.

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2018 Ford Mustang VS 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
$25,680 Starting Price $25,295
310-Horsepower 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 155-Horsepower 2.0-Liter SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder
Coupe and Convertible Body Styles Convertible
4 Passengers and 13.5 Cubic Feet Passenger and Cargo Space 2 Passengers and 4.6 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Ford Mustang and Mazda Miata?

While there is no doubt that performance is a key aspect of this 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Mazda Miata comparison - price is a key variable. Entry-level Ford Mustang EcoBoost® models feature a starting price of just $25,680 and are armed with a 310-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine that will manufacture 320 pound-feet of torque. Mazda MX-5 Miata editions start at a similar price point – with prices as low as $25,295 - and fall short in terms of performance with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine that makes a meager 155 horsepower.

Compact and lightweight, the Mazda Miata is a fan favorite that will deliver a memorable ride at every turn. When it comes to pure, unadulterated power, however, the Mazda Miata cannot match the power and performance that are staples of the Mustang GT. Armed with the iconic 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 engine, the Mustang GT will make 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque that is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission. With a price tag that starts at just $35,190, the Ford Mustang GT promises elite performance that the top-of-the-line Mazda Miata Grand Touring cannot match.

Inside the 2018 Ford Mustang cockpit, you will find yourself surrounded by a wealth of innovative technology features and luxury amenities. Base Ford Mustang entries will feature a 4.2-inch Ford SYNC® LCD infotainment system, Bluetooth, keyless entry and ignition and much more. An upgrade to the EcoBoost® Premium and GT Premium grades will add plush leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a premium sound system and an 8-inch Ford SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system with one-touch access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Gray 2018 Ford Mustang Parked on a City Street
Silver 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible on a Highway
Orange 2018 Ford Mustang GT Rear End
2018 Ford Mustang Steering Wheel and Ford SYNC Touchscreen