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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,222 $22,960
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,304 $25,220
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,378 $25,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,392 $26,400
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,539 $26,560
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,958 $28,100
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,234 $28,400
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,248 $29,500
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 23 32 $19,755 $21,950
2-Door S 21 29 $22,860 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,222
$19,755
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,960
$21,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$366 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you want that classic roadster feel—and to feel like you’re going fast without having to break triple digits—the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers it with surprising frugality and practicality. The 2008 MINI Cooper Convertible brings top-down fun to the already entertaining MINI hatchback.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Minicompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.3
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 50.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in) - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) - 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) - 27.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 57.7
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 97.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 66.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 143.1
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 9.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.2 x - 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) 11.4 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 13.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R16 P175/65R15
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16 P175/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2700
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 5.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.6L/97.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 115 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 111 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 32
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.91
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.35
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.26
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata MINI Cooper Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 -
 
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