MG TF vs Mazda MX-5 - specifications

 Mazda MX-5 1.8iMG TF LE500
On the road price/total as tested"£16,550/£19,320""£16,399/£16,399"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/AN/A
Running costs/contract hire45.6ppm/N/AN/A
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£728/£1,456""£820/£1,640"
"Annual fuel cost (12/20,000 miles)""£1,989/£3,315""£2,150/£3,583"
Ins. group/quote/VED band/cost23/N/A/E/£17028/N/A/E/£170
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£159/£211/£207£150/£200/£150
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,798cc""4cyl in-line/1,796cc"
Peak power "124/6,500 bhp/rpm""133/6,750 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "168/4,500 Nm/rpm""165/5,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 5-spd man/rwd5-spd man/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/sp. saver50 litres/sp. saver
Boot capacity 150 litres210 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient9.4 metres/N/A10.6 metres/0.36Cd
Basic warranty/recovery3y (60k)/3y Mazda3y (60k)/3y MG
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,500 miles/159""12,000 miles/50"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.9th/11thN/A
0-60/30-70mph8.5/8.5 secs9.6/9.4 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 5.0/7.3 secs5.2/7.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th 10.6 secs13.0 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "122mph/3,200rpm""127mph/3,250rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 52.7/35.9/9.3m52.7/37.1/9.2m
Noise levels /30/70mph roof up/down67/67/74/75dB66/67/75/76dB
Auto Express economy/range30.8/339 miles28.5mpg/313 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 28.5/48.7/38.7mpg25.4/46.3/35.8mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket212/174g/km/22%229/185g/km/25%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsTwo/yes/£399Two/no/yes
Auto box/stability control/hard-top"No/no/£1,600"No/no/yes
CD multichanger/MP3/Bluetooth"£1,115*/no/no"No/yes/no
Climate control/satellite navigation"£1,115*/no"No/no
Leather upholstery/heated seats"£1,280*/£1,280*"Yes/no
Met paint/xenons/wind deflector£375/no/yes£360/no/yes


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