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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 Roadster 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 5-Speed Manual 20 29 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic 18 26 $37,121 $42,600
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S 18 26 $45,001 $51,600
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S 17 26 $45,001 $51,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,158
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,843
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$364 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.3 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 95.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.95
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 - 11.5 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P205/55ZR16
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P225/50ZR16
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 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 228 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.43
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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