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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 Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,000 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,421 $25,595
2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,214 $28,695
2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,205 $27,595
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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 Subaru BRZ can be every bit as thrilling as more powerful, more expensive sports cars. Its light weight, direct steering and excellent suspension make it a blast to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity 2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) - 29.9
Second Hip Room (in) - 45.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 76.5
Second Head Room (in) - 35
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 4.9
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in) 49 50.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3 6.9
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8 35.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR16 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR16 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2480 2762
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 325 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 -
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (Est) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 30
Transmission
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.44
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.54
Trans Type 5 6
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 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.19
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.77
Summary
Body Style Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 (Est) 7.4 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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