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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
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
$23,505
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / 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
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 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.700 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.259 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 8.475 5.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.196 x 0.393 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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 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
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2469 2447
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.925 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 122 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 22
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.143 3.758
Summary
Body Style Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name MINI Cooper Roadster Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 (2012) 6
 
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