Compare 2001 Ford Mustang vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Ford Mustang
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 19 29 $15,906 $17,095
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 29 $16,414 $17,660
2-Door Coupe Premium 19 29 $17,521 $18,890
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 19 29 $20,779 $22,510
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 25 $20,977 $22,730
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 25 $22,012 $23,880
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,087 $25,075
2-Door Coupe GT Bullitt Edition 18 25 $24,127 $26,230
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 25 $24,807 $26,985
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 25 $25,841 $28,135
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 25 $26,550 $28,605
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 25 $30,190 $32,605
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
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
$15,906
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,095
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 46
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
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)
53.1 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)
183.2 155.7
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
Pwr 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 10.0 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
Pwr 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 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/50VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
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)
- TBD - N/A
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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