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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,637
213 listings nationwide

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2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
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Club RWD
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2.5i Roadster RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,757
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,973
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD

Fans of the BMW Z3 are likely to argue that the company's last version, produced in 2002, was its best. Six years of "consistent and conscientious development" and wider acceptance of ...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
10
Mario writes:
Fun, light, free
Jonathan writes:
Fun, as manual a driver does not feel the thrill because of how much weight the car is. Seeing the hood is a n...
Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I think the TT has a better look because of its retro style and go kart vibe."
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Audi TT 1.8T quattro Roadster AWD better.
"I would buy an Audi TT instead because of the horsepower and interior feel."
VWJett writes:
Good driving car
Front Seats Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible worse.
"Front seats were more better "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Convertible better.
"The VW Beetle has biggest trunk ever "

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
17 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
24 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 13 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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--
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.8 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 386 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 159.4 in
Width 68.3 in 68.5 in
Height 48.8 in 50.9 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 96.3 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2002 BMW Z3
2.5i Roadster RWD

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