Compare 2004 Ford Mustang vs 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2004 Ford Mustang
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
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2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth 23 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible MAZDASPEED 23 28 $23,739 $25,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,706
$20,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,150
$22,098
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$368 / 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 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 49.2
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 46
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 155.3
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 48.3
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 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 5.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 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)
- TBD - 10.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/45WR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/45WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3114 2447
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
3.9L/232 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 142 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.89
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD _
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.87
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 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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