Compare 2006 Ford Mustang vs 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2006 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 19 28 $17,703 $19,115
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 28 $17,793 $19,215
2-Door Coupe Premium 19 28 $18,581 $20,090
2-Door Convertible Standard 19 28 $22,046 $23,940
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 19 28 $22,136 $24,040
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 28 $22,923 $24,915
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $23,126 $25,140
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $24,188 $26,320
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $27,469 $29,965
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $28,530 $31,145
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2-Door Convertible Club Spec
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Club Spec 25 30 $18,883 $20,435
2-Door Convertible MX-5 25 30 $19,804 $21,435
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 23 30 $20,726 $22,435
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 25 30 $20,726 $22,435
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 23 30 $21,187 $22,935
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 24 30 $21,187 $22,935
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 23 30 $22,568 $24,435
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 24 30 $22,568 $24,435
2-Door Convertible 3rd Generation Limited 24 30 $24,654 $26,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,703
$18,883
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,115
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.73 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 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)
11.4 x 1.18 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.4 15.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.13 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3352 2441
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 170 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.89
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 - TBD -

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