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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,140 $25,150
2-Door S 26 35 $25,900 $28,150
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,475 $35,300
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,140
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,150
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$419 / month
$395 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.503 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 39.200 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.700 43.1
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.300 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.425 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.300 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.669 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.755 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.125 91.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.259 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.440 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.472 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 145.629 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.650 5.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.196 x 0.393 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.023 x 0.866 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.566 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.104 30.8
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.400 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.100 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P195/55R16 P205/50R16
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) 2568 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.494 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 120 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.784 0.814
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.353 3.758
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.792 1.888
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.350 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.914 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.683 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.214 3.136
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.194 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 7.3
 
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