Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Porsche Boxster

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 Roadster Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 27 $35,005 $39,980
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 26 $37,610 $43,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,248
$35,005
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$39,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 -TBD-
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46.0 -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.5 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.4 169.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.74 x 0.95
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 - 11.5 x 0.80
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.0 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.98
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 P225/50R16
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 2755
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.64 -TBD-
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 5000 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 2.5L/153
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27 (Est)
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.814 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.758 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.136 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.330 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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