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
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 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
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
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
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
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 - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
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
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
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
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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