Compare 2000 Ford Mustang vs 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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2-Door Coupe
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
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 155.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 5.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 12.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P185/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2381
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 119 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 1.8L/112
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 140 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Double Wishbone

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