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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Base Automatic
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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
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 48.4 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 95.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 9.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/50VR15 P225/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/50VR15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2429 2778
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5000 192 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 7000 217 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
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
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
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 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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
 
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