Compare 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2013 Porsche Boxster

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 Porsche Boxster
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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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2-Door Roadster
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
9.0
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
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 9.880
Brakes
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 - 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.1-13.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P235/45ZR18
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
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 7.6

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