Compare 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2005 Chevrolet Corvette

2005 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 $20,398 $22,098
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,398 $22,098
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,982 $24,903
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,982 $24,903
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,982 $24,903
2-Door Convertible MAZDASPEED 20 26 $23,791 $25,780
2-Door Convertible Grand Touring 20 26 $24,528 $26,580
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 18 28 $38,246 $43,710
2-Door Convertible 18 28 $45,014 $51,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,398
$38,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$43,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$729 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.89
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 55.25
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.05
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 53.65
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 174.60
Height, Overall (in)
48.3 49.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 60.70
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 105.75
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 36.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 72.60
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 62.10
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 22.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 12.0 x 1.0
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 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 39.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P285/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D15 N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
2447 3179
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 19 x 10.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/112 6.0L/364
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 400 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LS2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.66
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD _ 11.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Chevrolet Corvette
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA Aluminum
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent

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