Compare 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2002 Porsche 911

2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible Manual Cloth 23 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual SE 23 28 $23,762 $25,755
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2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $58,574 $67,900
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 18 26 $61,455 $71,330
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $64,890 $75,200
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,966 $77,600
2-Door Carrera Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $67,771 $78,630
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual S 17 24 $69,216 $80,200
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 18 26 $69,847 $81,030
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $71,812 $83,200
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic S 17 23 $72,097 $83,630
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 17 23 $74,693 $86,630
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $99,325 $115,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $102,206 $118,430
2-Door Carrera GT2 Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $169,641 $179,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,640
$58,574
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,280
$67,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$1132 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 70.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 51.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 4.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.90 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr 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 - 12.53 x 1.10
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 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr 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
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR15 P205/50ZR17
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 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 23.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 320 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .72
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .90

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