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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 Roadster 5-Speed Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 9.1
Brakes
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
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
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 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T105/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2811
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD _ - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
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
 
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