Compare 2012 Ferrari California vs 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2012 Ferrari California
2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$22,188
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$23,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$391 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Mazda MX-5 is a true sports roadster with great handling and fun at any speed, and more practical than you might think.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 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)
14.2 x 1.26 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x 1.34 11.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P205/50R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 2447
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.33
Trans Type
7 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37 3.76
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.14
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 7.3

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