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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 28 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 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
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Minicompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 39.2 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 50.3 53.2
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 49
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 97.1 91.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.3 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.4 58.7
Length, Overall (in) 146.6 157.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 4.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.2 30.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/55VR16 P205/50VR16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2701 2480
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 480 325
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 121 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 118 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 22 (Est)
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.14
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.35 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.19 1.33
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 (Est) 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 5.3
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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