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Compare 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2009 Saturn Sky

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Change
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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual SV 22 28 $20,108 $21,750
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,030 $22,750
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,111 $25,010
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,185 $25,090
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,198 $26,190
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,346 $26,350
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,359 $27,450
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Sport 22 28 $23,461 $25,390
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,751 $26,790
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,764 $27,890
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $28,190
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,054 $29,290
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 19 25 $26,215 $27,595
2-Door Convertible Red Line 19 28 $29,831 $31,905
2-Door Convertible Ruby Red SE 19 25 $28,139 $29,620
2-Door Convertible Red Line Ruby Red SE 19 28 $30,957 $33,110
2-Door Convertible Hydro Blue SE 19 25 $28,680 $30,190
2-Door Convertible Red Line Hydro Blue SE 19 28 $31,490 $33,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,108
$26,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$27,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$460 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda MX-5 is the closest thing to a reincarnated British roadster on the planet, albeit one with altogether better reliability, fit, and finish. The 2009 Saturn Sky looks great and in the Red Line trim is a blast to drive, but its ergonomics and quality keep it from truly competing with the Miata.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 50.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 50
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 52.7
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 71.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 161.1
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 50.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 95.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 5.4 (2.0 w/top down)
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.5
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) 11.4 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QFX
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFX
Front Tire Size P205/50R16 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 167 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA LE5
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 173 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (Est) 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.75
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.51
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.26
Trans Order Code NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.91
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Saturn Sky
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Indep Sport-tuned
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Indep Sport-tuned
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
 
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