New Miata Offers 90% Of The Porsche Experience at 50% Of The Price Tag, Says Retailer

Raytown, MO, Jul, 28, 2015 – Mazda parts retailer MazdaPartsUSA.com has compared the new 2016 Mazda Miata to a 2015 Porsche Boxster in a side-by-side format. Comparing everything from horsepower and curb weight to 0-60 times and MSRP, the comparison shows a shocking degree of similarity between the new 2016 Miata and a 2015 Boxster.

“In my opinion, a 2016 Miata offers about 90% of the performance of a new 2015 Porsche Boxster at less than 50% of the cost,” says Frank Mitchell, parts manager of MazdaPartsUSA.com.

Comparing the Miata to the Boxster, some surprising similarities appear:

  • While the new Miata has a smaller 2.0L 4-cylinder engine than the Boxster’s 2.7L flat six, the Miata only trails the Boxster by 0.3 seconds in a race from 0-60
  • While the Miata’s horsepower to weight ratio is considerably higher than the Boxster (14.9:1 vs 10.9:1), the Miata manages to run the quarter mile in 14.6 seconds, only 0.6 seconds slower than the Boxster
  • The Miata can’t match the Boxster’s braking distance from 70 to 0 (158 feet vs 145 feet), but the Miata’s curb weight is nearly 500lbs lower, which keeps the brake distance within 10% of the Porsche’s performance.

One area where the Miata and Boxster are not similar is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, where the 2016 Miata’s $24,915 base price is less than half the cost of the 2015 Boxster’s base MSRP of $52,395. The Miata also boasts a higher fuel economy rating.

“Obviously, there’s a lot to love about a brand new Porsche Boxster,” explains Mitchell, “but considering you can get 90-95% of the Boxter’s performance in the 2016 Miata at less than half the price…let’s just say I know where I’d spend my money.”


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