Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Porsche 911

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Popular Equip Pkg Manual
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 Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera S Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $54,969 $63,750
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera S Coupe w/Tiptronic 17 24 $57,654 $67,015
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $61,001 $70,750
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $62,859 $73,000
2-Door Carrera Targa w/Tiptronic 17 24 $63,686 $74,015
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 17 24 $65,544 $76,265
2-Door Carrera Turbo Coupe 13 19 $90,535 $105,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo-S Coupe 13 19 $129,335 $150,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,248
$54,969
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$63,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$1063 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46.0 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.7
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 56.9
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 89.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.5 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.4 167.7
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 51.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 -TBD-
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x - TBD - 11.77 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 - 11.97 x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.0 38.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.47
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P245/45R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2293 3064
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.64 24
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 5000 250 @ 5250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 282 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 17
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.758 2.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.12
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.136 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.330 1.41
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.814 0.93
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-

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