Compare 2001 Pontiac Firebird vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Pontiac Firebird
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe Firebird
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Firebird 19 31 $17,252 $18,855
2-Door Coupe Formula 18 28 $21,992 $24,035
2-Door Convertible Firebird 19 31 $23,309 $25,475
2-Door Coupe Trans Am 18 28 $24,837 $27,145
2-Door Convertible Trans Am 18 28 $28,561 $31,215
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,252
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,855
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.0 46
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
44.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 89.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - 10.0 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 - TBD - 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.6 30.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QEA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3323 2429
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 15 x 6
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 80
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Firebird Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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

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