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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Trim

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
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 -
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1 46
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 49.7
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 5.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.1 12.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 30.2
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2429
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 80
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5000 142 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3600 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code LN2 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 28
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
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
 
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