Compare 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2004 Porsche Boxster

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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 $20,393 $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
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2-Door Roadster Tiptronic
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
2-Door Roadster 6-Speed Manual S SE 18 26 $52,267 $59,900
2-Door Roadster Tiptronic S SE 17 26 $52,267 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,393
$37,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$710 / 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 Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 53.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 9.1
Brakes
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 - 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
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 35.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P225/50ZR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P205/55ZR16
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 2936
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear 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 Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 192 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 228 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
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 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 4.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 .91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut

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