Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class vs 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class
2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Roadster 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 3.0L 17 25 $41,060 $44,150
2-Door Roadster 3.5L 17 23 $45,988 $49,450
2-Door Roadster 5.5L AMG 14 20 $58,776 $63,200
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2-Door Convertible Manual SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual SV 22 27 $19,081 $20,635
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 27 $20,002 $21,635
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 20 27 $22,033 $23,840
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $22,116 $23,930
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Sport 22 27 $22,609 $24,465
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 20 27 $23,129 $25,030
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $23,323 $25,240
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $23,802 $25,760
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 20 27 $24,335 $26,340
2-Door Convertible Manual Special Edition 21 28 $24,567 $26,590
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 20 27 $24,815 $26,860
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,046 $27,110
2-Door Convertible Automatic Special Edition 20 27 $25,257 $27,340
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 20 27 $26,058 $28,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,060
$19,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,150
$20,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$736 / month
$344 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK doesn’t have the edgy driving experience of other roadsters, but it keeps you comfortable, looks fast, and is fast. The 2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata brings the classic roadster into the modern era, with fantastic handling and an optional power-folding hardtop.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2 Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
49.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 53.2
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
160.7 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
51.0 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
95.7 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 (6.5 w/top down) 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.4 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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.5 15.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion steering Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3215 2445
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6100 166 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
2 Door Roadster 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Arm Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
3-Link Double-Wishbone

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