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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. 2015 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, drivers may find the Audi A5 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a better financial choice over the Audi A5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Audi A5.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MX-5 Miata is much slimmer than the Audi A5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has much less torque than the Audi A5, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Audi A5, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is significantly less powerful than the Audi A5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has less seating than the Audi A5, making the Audi A5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mazda MX-5 Miata has significantly less cargo room than the Audi A5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi A5.

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2015 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*: $23,970 - $32,205

2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.13% --
City MPG: 21 - 22 20
Highway MPG: 28 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $22,671 - $30,448 $44,268

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