Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Volkswagen GTI

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$25,295 - $26,645
$26,415 - $27,515

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
220 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
Standard

Interior Features

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 in.
38.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.6 cu. ft.
35.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
2
5

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/50VR16
P225/40HR18 - P225/40YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
90.9 in.
103.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
154.1 in.
168 in.

Width

Width
68.3 in.
70.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2332 - 2381 lbs.
3062 - 3128 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
220 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
30 mpg
28 - 29 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 35 mpg
32 - 33 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Volkswagen Golf GTI

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Two-Seaters
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
2
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2332 - 2381 lbs.
93.5 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
29 mpg.
3062 - 3128 lbs.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 mpg.
27 - 28 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 - 35 mpg.
24 - 25 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4
32 - 33 mpg.

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
2.0 L/121

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual
6

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 - 5.09
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 - 2.99
2.92 - 3.76

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 - 2.04
1.79 - 2.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.59
1.14 - 1.46

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 1.29
0.78 - 1.08

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 - 1.00
0.80 - 1.09

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - 4.70
0.64 - 0.91

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87 - 3.45
3.26 - 4.55

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 - 6.1
3.24 - 4.77

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
480

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
6.3 - 6.5

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
140

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16
Strut

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR16
Multi-Link

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
P30

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
P30

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
P225/40HR18 - P225/40YR18

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
P225/40HR18 - P225/40YR18

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Compact

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
30.8 ft.
18 X 7.5 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
18 X 7.5 in.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Compact in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Aluminum

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Aluminum

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
Steel

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
Rack-Pinion

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal.
35.8 ft.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 in.
4-Wheel Disc

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
4-Wheel

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
52.2 in.
Yes

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
52 in.
Yes

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
90.9 in.
12.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
154.1 in.
10.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.3 in.
13.2 gal.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
48.6 in.
38.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
58.9 in.
41.2 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
59.2 in.
55.9 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
4.9 in.
38.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.6 ft³.
35.6 in.

Model Group

Model Group
MX-5 Miata
53.9 in.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Small Sporty
103.6 in.

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible
168 in.

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
70.8 in.

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
57.8 in.

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
60.6 in.

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
59.7 in.

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
5.1 in.