Compare 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2003 Porsche 911

2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth
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 Carrera Coupe Tiptronic
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 70.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 174.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 4.6
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.9
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P255/40ZR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2387 3080
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 23.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
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 315 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Suspension
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
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

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