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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
2-Door Roadster
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$825 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 97.400
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 70.900
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 172.200
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 60.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 9.880
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.771 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 - 12.401 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 36.4
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 17.1-13.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P205/50R16 P235/45ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 265 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.7L/165
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.814 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.758 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.888 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.136 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 7.6
 
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