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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Cloth 5-Speed Manual
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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 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
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 Coupe
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 73.6
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
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 39.4
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size T105/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA XGG
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 3214
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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
Fuel System MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
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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