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Pricing
Invoice Price
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$21,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$23,110
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$385 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 91.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 157.3
Height, Overall (in) 49.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 5.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 30.8
Steering Type Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 32.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 167 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33
Trans Type 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5
 
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