Compare 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Add Vehicle
Select style
2-Door Convertible Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 30 $19,932 $20,900
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 21 31 $21,109 $22,075
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 30 $21,114 $22,640
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 21 31 $22,291 $23,815
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS Turbo 24 31 $23,129 $24,820
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS Turbo 22 29 $24,306 $25,995
Select style
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth 23 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible MAZDASPEED 23 28 $23,739 $25,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,932
$20,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,900
$22,098
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78 46
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 48.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 155.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 5.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 10.9 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)
11.0 x 0.87 10.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/45WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/45WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3200 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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)
3.78 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD _
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.30
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue