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 Leg Room (in)
41.7 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
146.8 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 49
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.5 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2635 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 22 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 25 (Est)
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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