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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Standard
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Body Style

Trim

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
2-Door Convertible Club Spec
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 91.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 5.3
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 12.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.4 15.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 2441
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/244 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5300 170 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3500 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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 -
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
 
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