Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 Nissan 370Z

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 Nissan 370Z
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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 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $29,642 $31,290
2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170
2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$28,412
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$29,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners. The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.2
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
49 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 100.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 12.6
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 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P225/50WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2480 3272
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.7 L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.45
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.79
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.62
Trans Type
5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 8.6

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