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2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

New 2020 Audi A5

2020 Audi
A5

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New 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2020 Mazda
MX-5 Miata

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MSRP*
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$49,900
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$26,580 to $32,670
Invoice* $46,907 $25,125 to $30,878
MPG - City 23 26
MPG - Hwy 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

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

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.