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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 $20,398 $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
2-Door Convertible
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,398
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$42,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$717 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 67.7
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 Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/45WR16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/45WR16 P175/55R16
Spare Tire Size T105/70D15 - TBD -
Front 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 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
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
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
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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