Compare 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1999 Porsche Boxster

1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata
1999 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip
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 Roadster w/Tiptronic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.3 57.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 17.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2300 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 5000 181 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.17
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
Double Wishbone 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
Double Wishbone Independent

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