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

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $30,737 $32,510
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 33 $30,169 $31,910
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $31,977 $33,825
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $30,964 $32,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,842
$28,134
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$29,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$496 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
157 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 48.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 2381
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 100
Engine
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
Displacement
1.7 L/106 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.06
Trans Order Code
DA5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.45
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.6

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