Compare 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Roadster SLK 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster SLK 300 25 32 $43,710 $47,000
2-Door Roadster SLK 350 21 29 $55,056 $59,200
2-Door Roadster AMG SLK 55 19 28 $67,518 $72,600
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,710
$23,563
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,000
$24,915
Monthly Payment Estimate
$783 / month
$415 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is more of a weekend-getaway machine than a canyon-carver; but with mini-SL style and some unrivaled tech features, if offers up roadster thrills with fewer sacrifices in comfort. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
51.2 48.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 90.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.4 4.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 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)
11.8 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)
18.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR17 P195/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR17 P195/50VR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3241 2332
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.59
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 5.09
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.87
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.04
Trans Type
9 6
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK 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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100

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