Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 Porsche Boxster

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 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 $24,559 $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 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 30 N/A $50,400
2-Door Roadster S 20 28 N/A $62,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$50,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$840 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
9.0
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 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
49 50.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 97.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 172.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 9.9
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 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 12.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2480 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 340
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 206 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.7 L/165
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 (Est) 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA 480
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.33
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.46
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 7.6 (Est)

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