Compare 2018 Audi TT vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 Audi TT
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2.0 TFSI
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,874
$28,134
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,950
$29,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$733 / month
$496 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi TT isn't a pure driver's car, but all-wheel drive, fun-to-drive dynamics, and decent fuel economy make it a practical choice for sporty fun. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.1
Second Head Room (in)
33.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
47.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.2 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
98.6 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
164.7 154.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 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)
12.3 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 30.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3164 2381
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1600 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi TT Coupe Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.6

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