newcars.com®

2015 Audi A3 vs. 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Comparison Review

Convenience
With the Audi A3 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi A3 is much higher than that for the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Audi A3 and the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Utility
The Audi A3 offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A3 than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Watch Video

Compare the 2015 Audi A3 and the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2015 Audi
A3

More Details & Photos New 2015 Audi A3
MSRP*: $35,600 - $38,600

2014 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

More Details & Photos New 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
MSRP*: $23,720 - $29,450
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 24 21 - 22
Highway MPG: 32 - 35 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $33,108 - $35,898 $22,424 - $27,836

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2015 Audi A3

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Monthly Trend for:
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Days On Lot DataDays On Lot Trends

See Detailed Analysis

Car Chooser

Still Deciding?

Use Car Chooser from NewCars.com to narrow your new car search by body type, price, make, fuel economy and much more!

Compare your contenders side by side and review the details of each new car you've filtered down to. See available styles, options, rebates and incentives for the models you're looking at.

There's no other tool quite like it!

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.