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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Manual
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Trim

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
2-Door Convertible Cloth 5-Speed Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
 
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