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2-Door Convertible Popular Equip Pkg Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Leather 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Popular Equip 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic Base 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Manual Base 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Leather 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible 10th Anniversary Edition 24 29 $24,734 $26,875
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2-Door Hardtop
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Hardtop 18 28 $33,530 $38,320
2-Door Coupe 17 25 $33,967 $38,820
2-Door Convertible 17 25 $39,567 $45,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,482
$33,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,095
$38,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$639 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.4 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 104.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.3 62.03
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 1.44
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 179.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 24.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.90 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.02
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 41.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P245/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P275/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2300 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 17 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
EMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 5000 350 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
1.8L/112 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 345 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Hardtop
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum

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