Compare 2014 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,505
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 91.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 58.7
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 49
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 5.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 30.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2635 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28 (Est)
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.14
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.35 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0 (Est)

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