Compare 2015 Chevrolet Corvette vs 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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2-Door Stingray Coupe 3LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Stingray Coupe 1LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe 2LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe 3LT 17 29 $50,050 $55,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 1LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 2LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible 3LT 17 29 $53,690 $59,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 1LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 2LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Coupe Z51 3LT 17 29 $54,600 $60,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 1LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 2LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Stingray Convertible Z51 3LT 17 29 $58,240 $64,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 1LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 2LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Z06 3LZ 15 22 $71,890 $79,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 1LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 2LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
2-Door Convertible Z06 3LZ 15 22 $75,530 $83,000
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,671 $23,970
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,803 $26,230
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,443 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,010 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,051 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,091 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,104 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,671 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,846 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,885 $30,550
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,448 $32,205
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,873 $32,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,050
$22,671
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,000
$23,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$917 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With exceptional performance, style, comfort, features, and most of all value, the 2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray is a remarkable sports car. The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the lightest, most fun-to-drive sports car you can buy for the money.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.20 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
52 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.00 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.70 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.90 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.80 49
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.70 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.70 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.90 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.00 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
176.90 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 5.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 x 0.90 11
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.0 - 16.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.53 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
XBK NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
XBK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR19 P205/50VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3298 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 10 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4600 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LT1 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
455 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.50 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.33
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.89
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.42 -
Trans Order Code
MEP NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Coupe Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short/Long Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transverse Leaf Spring Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 7.1

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