Compare 2019 Ford Mustang vs 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 Ford Mustang
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Bullitt Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang Bullitt Fastback 15 24 $44,265 $46,595
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 28 $30,619 $31,895
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 28 $35,065 $36,910
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 31 $29,839 $31,410
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $33,587 $35,355
Mustang GT Premium Convertible N/A N/A $42,613 $44,855
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $37,387 $39,355
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $56,183 $59,140
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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
$44,265
$33,545
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,595
$35,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$777 / month
$592 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Mustang finally gets it: Muscle-car power doesn’t have to come with muscle-car handling compromises. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 48.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 4.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 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)
13.9 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P275/40WR19 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/40WR19 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)
3705 2386
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 17 X 7
Engine
Engine Order Code
990 NA
Displacement
5.0 L/302 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
480 @ 7000 181 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 @ 4600 151 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 2.06
Trans Order Code
44X NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Fastback 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
9.9 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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