MINI Roadster vs Mazda MX-5 - specifications

 MINI Cooper S RoadsterMazda MX-5 Sport tech
On the road price/total as tested"£21,020/£26,940""£21,495/£21,995"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)""£12,250/58.6%""£9,701/45.1%"
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£746/£1,493""£1,098/£2,196"
Annual fuel cost (12k/20k miles)"£2,513/£4,189""£3,109/£5,181"
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost32E/£456/E/£12027E/£455/I/£215
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd serviceFree (5 years)£145/£195/£188
Engine"4cyl in-line/1,598cc""4cyl in-line/1,999cc"
Peak power/revs "181/5,500 bhp/rpm""158/7,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque/revs "260^/1,730 Nm/rpm""188/5,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission 6-spd manual/fwd6-spd manual/rwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel50 litres/run flats50 litres/foam
Boot capacity 240 litres150 litres
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.7 metres/0.37Cd9.4 metres/0.38Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery3yrs (unltd)/3yrs"3yrs (30,000)/3yrs"
Service intervals/UK dealersVariable/148"12,500 (1yr)/159"
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos21st/21st*17th/22nd*
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./starsN/AN/A
0-60/30-70mph7.3/6.3 secs7.6/7.3 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th3.3/4.5 secs4.5/6.2 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th5.4/6.7secs7.4/10.7 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph "141mph/3,000rpm""132mph/3,000rpm"
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 48.0/34.7/9.3m50.0/36.7/9.8m
Auto Express economy/range30.8mpg/339 miles24.9mpg/274 miles
Noise outside/idle/30/70mph67/54/63/72dB57/50/64/71dB
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.7/55.4/47.1mpg25.9/46.3/36.2mpg
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 8.3/12.2/10.4mpl5.7/10.2/8.0mpl
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket212/139g/km/18%262/181g/km/26%
Airbags/Isofix/rear parking sensorsFour/no/yesFour/no/DFO
Automatic box/stability/cruise control"£1,195/yes/yes"No/yes/yes
Climate control/leather/heated seats£235/£845/£215Yes/yes/yes
Metallic paint/xenon lights/keyless go£340/£485/no£460/no/no
Sat-nav/USB connection/Bluetooth"£1,345/£295**"No/DFO/yes


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