Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Dodge Viper SRT

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equipment
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
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2-Door RT/10 Roadster
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 53.8
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 44.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 96.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 6.8
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P275/40ZR17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2293 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V10
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Dodge Viper
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
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

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