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
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 34 $24,322 $25,730
MX-5 Miata RF 30th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $35,907 $37,995
MX-5 Miata RF 30th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $35,528 $37,595
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $31,136 $32,945
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 34 $30,569 $32,345
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $32,519 $34,410
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $31,504 $33,335
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 Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 4.6
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 30.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P205/45WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 2386
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 181 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
Transmission
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
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
6.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100

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