Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 24 34 $53,842 $55,900
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
Automatic Sport 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
Manual Club 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
Automatic Club 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
Manual Grand Touring 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,842
$23,921
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$25,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Sexy, light, and balanced, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is at home when pushed hard. It sure isn’t practical or comfortable for everyday driving. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 52.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 48.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P195/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P195/50VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 2332
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Engine
Displacement
1.7 L/106 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2200 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
EBC NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 2.87
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.99
Trans Order Code
DA5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.59
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 5.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 2.04
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.70
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.6

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