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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 20 29 $15,292 $16,710
2-Door Coupe GT 17 25 $19,292 $21,205
2-Door Convertible 20 29 $19,609 $21,560
2-Door Convertible GT 17 25 $23,080 $25,460
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $24,988 $27,605
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $28,548 $31,605
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 23 28 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 25 29 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 23 28 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible Manual LS 25 29 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 24 29 $22,990 $25,055
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,292
$18,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,710
$20,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 49.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.5 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 42.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 83.0 46
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 183.2 155.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.3 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 56.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.3 89.2
Liftover Height (in) 28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 66.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.9 5.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 10.00 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x .55 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.7 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 30.2
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.62 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P185/60HR14
Spare Tire Size T125/90R15 T117/70D14
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P185/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3066 2381
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.6 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 5250 140 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 220 @ 2750 119 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 994 NA
Displacement 3.8L/232 1.8L/112
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.99 1.45
Trans Order Code 445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.35 2.45
Clutch Size (in) 47.6 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Four-bar link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.1 - 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
 
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