Mazda MX-5 2.0 vs Mazda MX-5 1.5

Picture of Mazda MX-5 1.5 (Mk IV)
Picture of Mazda MX-5 2.0 (Mk IV)
Category Mazda MX-5 1.5Mazda MX-5 2.0
Engine layout 1.5 l R42.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 131 / 129157 / 155
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 150 / 111201 / 148
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1025 / 22601058 / 2332
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 128 / 126149 / 147
Average price €28,000€30,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Mazda MX-5 1.5Mazda MX-5 2.0
0 - 40 kph 2.0 s1.9 s
0 - 50 kph 2.6 s2.3 s
0 - 60 kph 3.5 s3.3 s
0 - 80 kph 5.5 s4.8 s
0 - 100 kph 7.6 s6.8 s
0 - 120 kph 11.5 s9.9 s
0 - 130 kph 12.8 s11.2 s
0 - 140 kph 15.8 s13.7 s
0 - 160 kph 20.7 s17.1 s
0 - 180 kph 33.0 s23.5 s
1000 m 29.1 s @ 176.0 kph28.0 s @ 184.0 kph
1/4 mile 15.7 s @ 88.2 mph14.5 s @ 94.2 mph

Rolling acceleration

Speed Mazda MX-5 1.5Mazda MX-5 2.0
80 - 120 kph (4) 7.8 s6.4 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 10.2 s8.4 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 15.5 s12.1 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 20.5 s15.0 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 27.2 s18.9 s
60 - 100 kph 4.6 s4.2 s
80 - 120 kph 6.0 s5.1 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 8.2 s6.6 s

General performance

Category Mazda MX-5 1.5Mazda MX-5 2.0
Top speed 204 kph (127 mph)214 kph (133 mph)
18m slalom 67.1 kph (41.7 mph)66.2 kph (41.1 mph)
Fuel economy 4.8 l/100 km (49 mpg US / 59 UK)5.7 l/100 km (41 mpg US / 50 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (116 ft)35 m (114 ft)
130 kph - 0 63 m (208 ft)63 m (206 ft)
160 kph - 0 93 m (306 ft)96 m (315 ft)

Summary

Category Mazda MX-5 1.5Mazda MX-5 2.0
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 25303142
Total 25303142

Verdict

MX-5 2.0 is the fastest by a small margin.

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