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2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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3-Door Coupe Manual GS
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
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,385 $23,110
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,475 $25,370
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,550 $25,450
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,565 $26,550
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,714 $26,710
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $25,121 $27,150
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,731 $27,810
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $26,139 $28,250
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,415 $28,550
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,432 $29,650
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Special Edition 21 28 $28,610 $30,925
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Special Edition 21 28 $29,165 $31,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,354
$21,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,999
$23,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
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
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 5.3
Brakes
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 -
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)
17.7 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 30.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 NA
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)
3272 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
3 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Eclipse Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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