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2-Door Automatic 2.5L PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 21 27 $23,995 $24,995
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 50s Edition 21 27 $25,051 $26,095
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Tech 21 27 $25,627 $26,695
2-Door Manual 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T 21 30 $26,683 $27,795
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI 28 41 $26,779 $27,895
2-Door Automatic 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L w/Sound/Nav 21 27 $27,355 $28,495
2-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 70s Edition 21 27 $27,451 $28,595
2-Door DSG 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 21 29 $27,739 $28,895
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI 28 37 $27,835 $28,995
2-Door Manual 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 41 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 30 $28,027 $29,195
2-Door DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav 28 37 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound 21 29 $29,083 $30,295
2-Door Manual 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 30 $29,947 $31,195
2-Door DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T w/Sound/Nav 21 29 $31,003 $32,295
2-Door DSG PZEV 2.0T 60s Edition 21 29 $31,099 $32,395
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
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
$23,995
$22,424
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$23,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$395 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Classification
Subcompact car Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.0 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.2 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
168.4 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.1 5.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 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)
11.3 x 1.0 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)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 30.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R17 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R17 P205/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3206 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.814
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.758
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.888
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.10
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.136
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6

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