Compare 2019 BMW Z4 vs 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 BMW Z4
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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sDrive30i Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 25 32 $46,720 $49,700
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30th Anniversary Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $33,545 $35,495
MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $33,073 $34,995
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,534 $30,190
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 34 $27,968 $29,590
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $30,107 $31,855
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $29,093 $30,780
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,597 $27,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$33,545
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$35,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 BMW Z4 serves notice that in a crossover-coupe era, the top-down sports-car driving experience still is second to none. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
170.7 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.5 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
97.2 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 68.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 4.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11
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)
NA 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40VR18 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 2386
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 181 @ 7000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.06
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 1.40
Trans Type
8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Roadster 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
6.3 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
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