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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 Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 29 $38,172 $43,800
2-Door Roadster S 19 27 $46,314 $53,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,398
$38,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,098
$43,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$368 / month
$730 / 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 Shoulder Room (in) 49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 48.3 51.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 89.2 95.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.1 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 55.7 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.0 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 155.3 171.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.1 9.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.77 x 0.79
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 - 11.73 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.2 35.8
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/45WR16 P205/55ZR17
Spare Tire Size T105/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/45WR16 P235/50ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2855
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 7000 240 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 5000 199 @ 4700-6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/112 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
Transmission
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 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.50
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD _ 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.43
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.84
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Roadster
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
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 MacPherson Strut
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 MacPherson Strut
 
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