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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 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $31,026 $33,120
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $32,242 $34,420
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $35,027 $37,820
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $36,229 $39,120
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,403 $41,470
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,182 $43,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $40,899 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,102 $45,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$31,026
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$33,120
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$552 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical. While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 54.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 51.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 4.84
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 167.2
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 100.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 6.9
Brakes
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 - 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 19
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 32.8 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R16 225/50WR18
Spare Tire Size NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 3272
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA VQ37VHR
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 332 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.136 3.79
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.62
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.814 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.758 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.888 2.32
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
 
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