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 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 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 11.74 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 17.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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)
2300 2866
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 6
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
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
Displacement
1.8L/112 2.5L/153
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 201 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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