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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 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible MAZDASPEED 23 28 $23,739 $25,730
2-Door Coupe Carrera Tiptronic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Carrera 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Carrera 18 26 $59,884 $68,600
2-Door Targa 6-Speed Manual 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Targa Tiptronic 18 26 $66,363 $76,000
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 18 26 $68,464 $78,400
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4S 17 24 $72,842 $83,400
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Carrera 4S 17 23 $72,842 $83,400
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4 17 24 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 4 17 23 $73,367 $84,000
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual Turbo 15 22 $103,484 $118,400
2-Door Coupe Tiptronic Turbo 14 22 $103,484 $118,400
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Turbo 15 22 $112,064 $128,200
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Turbo 14 22 $112,064 $128,200
2-Door Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual Carrera 4S 17 24 $81,422 $93,200
2-Door Cabriolet Tiptronic Carrera 4S 17 23 $81,422 $93,200
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual GT3 15 23 $87,287 $99,900
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual GT2 Turbo 15 23 $181,795 $191,700
2-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 40th Ann Carrera 18 26 $78,445 $89,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,393
$59,884
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$68,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$1143 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 49.2 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 46 70
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Second Leg Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 31.5
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
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 3080
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 17 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
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) - TBD _ 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
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Cpe
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911
Suspension
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) 0.47 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
 
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