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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible GL Automatic
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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
2-Door Convertible Popular Equip Pkg Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
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 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 81.9 46
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 49.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.4 4.0
Length, Overall (in) 160.4 155.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 7.8 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 15
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 30.2
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60R14 P185/60HR14
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2850 2300
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name Volkswagen New Cabrio Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion-Beam Double Wishbone
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 -
 
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