Compare 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 23 33 $12,398 $13,260
4-Door Sedan 23 33 $12,491 $13,360
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $13,982 $14,955
2-Door Coupe Z24 22 32 $15,394 $16,465
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,398
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,260
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 -
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 46
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 49.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 30.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 2429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LN2 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 142 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & 5th OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.45
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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