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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Base Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $57,532 $66,500
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 16 25 $60,406 $69,920
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $65,752 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 16 25 $68,626 $79,420
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $62,292 $72,000
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic 16 24 $65,116 $75,420
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $70,502 $81,500
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 16 24 $73,376 $84,920
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $96,037 $111,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $98,911 $114,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,548
$57,532
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,180
$66,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$1108 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46 70.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 3.94
Length, Overall (in) 155.7 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.0 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 55.7 57.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 3.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 12.53 x 1.10
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 - 11.78 x 0.95
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 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 34.8
Steering Type Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/50VR15 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50VR15 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2387 2910
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 17 x 9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 3.4L/207
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 7000 300 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5000 258 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
Transmission
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.82
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.52
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/LSA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
 
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