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Compare 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
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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
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AMG SLC 43 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SLC AMG SLC 43 Roadster 20 29 $60,771 $64,650
SLC SLC 300 Roadster 23 32 $46,953 $49,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,545
$60,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,495
$64,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$1078 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class sings a pretty swan song—and you can hear it even when the top’s down.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 163.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 95.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 71.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 6.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 14.2
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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P255/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P235/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2386 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
151 @ 4000 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 7000 385 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Mercedes-Benz SLC
Body Style
Convertible Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 7.7
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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