Compare 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 BMW Z4

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 34 $24,322 $25,730
Automatic Sport 26 35 $25,597 $27,080
Manual Club 26 34 $27,968 $29,590
Automatic Club 26 35 $28,534 $30,190
Manual Grand Touring 26 34 $29,093 $30,780
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $30,107 $31,855
Manual 30th Anniversary 26 34 $33,073 $34,995
Automatic 30th Anniversary 26 35 $33,545 $35,495
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Roadster sDrive30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Roadster sDrive30i 25 32 $46,720 $49,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,322
$46,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,730
$49,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$828 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year. The 2019 BMW Z4 serves notice that in a crossover-coupe era, the top-down sports-car driving experience still is second to none.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.6 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 97.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 170.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 NA
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)
11 NA
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)
11.9 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P255/40VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2339 3287
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 295 @ 1550
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 7000 255 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.09 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.17
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.99 3.36
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.59 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata BMW Z4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 6.3
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