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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Leather Pkg Automatic
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Trim

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
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster Manual 19 26 $35,895 $41,000
2-Door Roadster w/Tiptronic 17 24 $35,895 $41,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,482
$35,895
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,095
$41,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$683 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 155.3 171.0
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.3 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 95.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 55.3 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.00 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) 9.90 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.80
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.98
Tires
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 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 2348 2866
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 120
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/112 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 119 @ 5000 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 24
Transmission
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.22 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 2.00
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.45 3.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.41
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
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 Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
 
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