Compare 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2001 Porsche Boxster

2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2001 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 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
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2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 28 $36,860 $42,100
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 17 25 $36,860 $42,100
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $43,959 $50,200
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 24 $43,959 $50,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,548
$36,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,180
$42,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$702 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 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)
56.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 95.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.7 171.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.7 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 - 11.5 x 0.8
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 35.8
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P225/50R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2429 2778
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 217 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
N/A - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.43
Trans Type
4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
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 - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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