Compare 1999 Volkswagen New Cabrio vs 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata

1999 Volkswagen New Cabrio
1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 22 28 $18,098 $19,990
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $18,098 $19,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 22 28 $21,072 $23,300
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 31 $21,072 $23,300
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2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Leather 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Popular Equip 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic Base 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Manual Base 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Leather 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible 10th Anniversary Edition 24 29 $24,734 $26,875
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,098
$18,482
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,990
$20,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.9 46
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 56.3
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
160.4 155.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 5.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 0.39 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.00 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 30.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T117/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P185/60HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P185/60HR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2850 2300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 119 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/112
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 140 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.33
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Cabrio Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam Double Wishbone

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