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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,354 $18,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,354
$21,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$23,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$385 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 44.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 34.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 43.1
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 29.2 -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.2 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 91.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 67.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.7 5.3
Brakes
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) 10.3 x - TBD - 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) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40 30.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.64 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 32.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 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) 3272 2447
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code 4G69 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 162 @ 6000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.89
Trans Order Code 5MT NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.14
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilzer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.5
 
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