Compare 2000 Pontiac Firebird vs 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2000 Pontiac Firebird
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 30 $17,101 $18,690
2-Door Coupe Formula 17 25 $21,841 $23,870
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 30 $23,158 $25,310
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 17 25 $24,686 $26,980
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 17 25 $28,410 $31,050
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 23 28 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 25 29 $18,857 $20,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 23 28 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible Manual LS 25 29 $21,605 $23,545
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 24 29 $22,990 $25,055
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,101
$18,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,690
$20,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
28.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 46
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 155.3
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 66.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 5.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.27 10.00 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.02 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 30.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T117/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3323 2381
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 140 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 119 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 1.8L/112
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.45
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Salisbury Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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