Compare 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible vs 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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2-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Automatic 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV 20 28 $25,060 $26,390
2-Door Automatic Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
2-Door Automatic PZEV Final Edition 20 28 $26,002 $27,390
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,222 $22,960
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,304 $25,220
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,378 $25,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,392 $26,400
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,539 $26,560
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,958 $28,100
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,234 $28,400
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,248 $29,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,060
$21,222
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,390
$22,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$440 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want that classic roadster feel—and to feel like you’re going fast without having to break triple digits—the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers it with surprising frugality and practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact car Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
39.4 43.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
78.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
98.8 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
161.1 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.0 5.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 30.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/50R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3248 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.81
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.7 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -

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