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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
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 41.3
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
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 Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 17 x 10
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.64 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 143
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 133 @ 6500 450 @ 5200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Dodge Viper
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Seat Roadster
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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