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$21,385
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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 Head Room (in) - 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) - 43.1
Passenger Capacity - 2
Front Hip Room (in) - 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) - 49.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 5.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 30.8
Steering Type - Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size - NA
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P205/50R16
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 Material - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - NA
Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 167 @ 7000
Engine Type - Gas I4
Fuel System - MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.14
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
Summary
Vehicle Name - Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style - 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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