Compare 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2005 Lotus Elise

2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2005 Lotus Elise
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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 Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 149.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 - TBD -
Brakes
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 - - 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 - TBD -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 - TBD -
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR16 P225/45R17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2447 1975
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 17 x - TBD -
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 190 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 138 @ 6800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 - TBD -
Transmission
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
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 -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Open Top
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Lotus Elise
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
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

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