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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 Carrera Coupe Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Coupe Tiptronic 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Carrera Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet Tiptronic 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual S 17 24 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe Tiptronic S 17 23 $71,441 $81,800
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tiptronic 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo Tiptronic 15 22 $101,558 $116,200
2-Door Carrera Turbo 6-Speed Manual GT2 15 22 $171,495 $181,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,158
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,843
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$1143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 49.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46 70.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in) - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 55.7 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 4.3
Length, Overall (in) 155.3 174.5
Height, Overall (in) 48.3 51.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 92.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 4.6
Brakes
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 - 12.53 x 1.10
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) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/45WR16 P255/40ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/45WR16 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size T105/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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 3080
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.0 23.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 NA
Engine
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 315 @ 6800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.60
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.19
Trans Order Code NA 249
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.30 3.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Tiptronic
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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