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

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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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
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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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 48.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 5.1
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x 0.35 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2447
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.6 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
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
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs

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