When you’re in the market for a sporty, compact sedan, you’ve got some good options. Two such options are the 2020 MINI Cooper S Convertible and the Mazda MX-5 Miata, both of which have keenly British roots.

When you’re looking to upgrade your Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, NY, travels from behind the wheel of a sporty convertible, these vehicles go above and beyond, but you can only choose one. To help you decide, we at MINI of Manhattan have created this MINI Cooper S vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata review.

Ready to see which convertible is right for you? Keep reading!


MINI Cooper S Convertible Engine Specs

Performance Capabilities

The 2020 MINI Cooper S Convertible has a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine that produces 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata also has a 2.0L engine. However, the engine of the MX-5 Miata only pumps out 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

On top of powerful performance, the MINI Cooper S Convertible also comes with three driving modes: Sport, Green, and Mid. These let you customize your performance feel. The Mazda MX-5 Miata doesn’t allow for this customization.


MINI Cooper Convertible Cargo Space

MINI Cooper S Convertible vs Mazda MX-5 Miata: Interior & Cargo Space

Both the 2020 MINI Cooper Convertible and the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata live up to their sporty reputations, but when you want to take a summer drive or escape for the weekend, you want to know who and what you can take with you.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata tries to maintain its sports car lines by not having a back seat, but that also means there’s no room for more than one passenger and it only has a cargo capacity of 4.59 cubic feet.

The MINI Cooper Convertible has a back seat, and it can be folded down to increase cargo capacity to 7.6 cubic feet. The MINI convertible is sporty, and the back seat doesn’t deter from that pedigree.


MINI Cooper S Interior Technology

Advanced Technology

Both sport coupes have some dazzling attributes. They each feature USB connectivity and optional connective features, like Apple CarPlay™.

While there are some similarities, comparing the MINI Cooper S Convertible vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata does find some differences. For example, the MINI Cooper comes with a 6.5-inch screen that can be upgraded to an 8.8-inch touchscreen. The Mazda comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, which is larger than the standard screen of the MINI Cooper, but there’s no option to upgrade to a larger screen.


MINI Cooper S Convertible vs Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Verdict

When comparing the MINI Cooper S Convertible vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata, you see both have comparable performance and technology features, but overall there’s a clear winner. When comparing the handling, passenger and cargo space, and more, it’s clear the MINI Cooper S Convertible is the better choice for your Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens, New York, travels.

To quickly find yourself behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper S Convertible of your own, head over to MINI of Manhattan today!


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