Compare 2013 MINI Cooper Roadster vs 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2013 MINI Cooper Roadster
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 27 35 $23,505 $25,550
2-Door S 26 35 $26,265 $28,550
2-Door John Cooper Works 26 35 $32,845 $35,700
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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 $24,558 $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
$23,505
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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
City
27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.700 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.566 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.300 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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)
5.275 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
146.771 157.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.488 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.755 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.125 91.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.475 5.3
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.566 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.104 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65HR15 P205/50R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2469 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.925 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
122 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.143 3.758
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.792 1.888
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.353 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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.784 0.814
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
MINI Cooper Roadster Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) 6

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