Compare 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2005 Lotus Elise

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 Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $42,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,398
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$42,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$717 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
28 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 149.0
Height, Overall (in)
48.3 45.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 90.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T105/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P175/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2447 1975
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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 MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 138 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 - TBD -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD _ - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Lotus Elise
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.47 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent

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