Compare 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2003 Chevrolet Corvette

2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Cloth 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth 23 28 $20,158 $21,843
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,158 $21,843
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Shinsen 23 28 $21,458 $23,253
2-Door Convertible Automatic Shinsen 22 28 $21,458 $23,253
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,718 $24,623
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,718 $24,623
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,718 $24,623
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual SE 23 28 $24,153 $26,178
2-Door Convertible Automatic SE 22 28 $24,153 $26,178
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 25 $38,180 $43,635
2-Door Convertible 18 25 $44,218 $50,535
2-Door Hardtop Z06 19 28 $45,005 $51,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,158
$38,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,843
$43,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$727 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 54.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 55.3
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 179.7
Height, Overall (in)
48.3 47.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 104.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 24.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.27
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)
10.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 39.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.66
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA XGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P275/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA YGH
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P245/45ZR17
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)
2387 3214
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 360 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LS1
Displacement
1.8L/110 5.7L/346
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 350 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 2.73
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Chevrolet Corvette
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent

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