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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 Coupe Premium Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,327 $25,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium 25 34 $25,336 $26,595
2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,112 $27,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,121 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$24,327
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$425 / 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. The 2013 Subaru BRZ shows that simplicity and leanness can provide more driving thrills than complex, high-horsepower sports cars costing several times as much.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 76.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.9
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 45.3
Second Head Room (in) - 35.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 101.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 6.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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 - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 32.8 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0 13.12
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R16 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size NA T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 2762
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.213
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.767
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.136 3.626
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.541
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.814 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.758 3.437
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.888 2.188
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10 4.100
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 - TBD -
 
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