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 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-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.5 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.4 169.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.98
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P225/50R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2293 2755
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.64 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 5000 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19 (Est)
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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