Compare 2021 BMW Z4 vs 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2021 BMW Z4
2021 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
Z4 sDriveM40i Roadster 22 30 $59,740 $63,700
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic N/A N/A $29,196 $30,890
MX-5 Miata Club Manual N/A N/A $28,628 $30,290
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic N/A N/A $30,523 $32,295
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual N/A N/A $30,028 $31,770
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $26,637 $28,180
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 34 $25,359 $26,830
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 26 35 $31,797 $33,645
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 26 34 $31,229 $33,045
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $33,126 $35,050
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $32,629 $34,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,720
$29,196
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,700
$30,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$828 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW Z4 begs for a sunny-day romp like few other cars. Stripped to its lightweight essentials, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata makes driving fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
32 mpg Coming Soon
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
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
Length, Overall (in)
170.7 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.4 48.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 4.6
Brakes
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
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)
13.7 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/40VR18 P205/45WR17
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3287 2403
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 100
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW Z4 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.8
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