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Compare 2020 BMW Z4 vs 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 BMW Z4
2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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sDrive30i Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Z4 sDrive30i Roadster 24 32 $46,720 $49,700
Z4 sDriveM40i Roadster 24 31 $59,740 $63,700
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100th Anniversary Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $31,373 $33,195
MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $30,878 $32,670
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $29,196 $30,890
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 34 $28,628 $30,290
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $30,428 $32,195
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $29,933 $31,670
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $26,400 $27,930
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 34 $25,125 $26,580
MX-5 Miata RF 100th Anniversary Automatic N/A N/A $33,787 $35,750
MX-5 Miata RF 100th Anniversary Manual N/A N/A $33,478 $35,425
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic N/A N/A $31,797 $33,645
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual N/A N/A $31,229 $33,045
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic N/A N/A $32,843 $34,750
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual N/A N/A $32,534 $34,425
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$31,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive. Affordable fun remains the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s calling card, and we can’t get enough of it.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 68.3
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 2403
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
Engine
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
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)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
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
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 5.9
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