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2016 Audi A5 vs. 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi A5 and the Mazda MX-5 Miata in the front seats.

Convenience
The Audi A5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it more convenient to drive.

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 A5 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 Audi A5 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A5 has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Audi A5 offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi A5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Mazda MX-5 Miata.

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2016 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,900

2016 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $24,915 - $30,065
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 5.45%
City MPG: 21 27
Highway MPG: 29 --
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*: $44,548 $23,563 - $28,427

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.

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