Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Porsche 911

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 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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.7
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-
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Head Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 51.8
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 3064
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 7
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 282 @ 6300
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
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

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