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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Popular Equip Pkg Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Automatic Leather 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Automatic Popular Equipment 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Manual Leather 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equipment 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Manual R 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
2-Door Convertible Automatic STO-Edition 22 28 $20,306 $22,520
2-Door Convertible Manual STO-Edition 23 29 $20,306 $22,520
2-Door Convertible Automatic M-Edition 22 28 $22,077 $24,485
2-Door Convertible Manual M-Edition 23 29 $22,077 $24,485
2-Door RT/10 Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door GTS Coupe 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
2-Door RT/10 Roadster 12 21 $59,280 $66,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,248
$59,280
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$66,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$1100 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.4 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.0 75.7
Track Width, Front (in) 55.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 155.4 175.1
Height, Overall (in) 48.2 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 96.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 3.6 6.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.87
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) 10.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.0 40.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size T117/70D14 T155/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60HR14 P335/35ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60HR14 P275/40ZR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2293 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 17 x 13
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 17 x 10
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.64 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 143
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
Fuel System MFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 5000 490 @ 3700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/112 8.0L/488
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 133 @ 6500 450 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V10
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 12
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.100 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.136 2.66
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.330 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.814 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.758 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.888 1.78
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Dodge Viper
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil-Shock Units
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.06
 
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