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 Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 49.7
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 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.9 46
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.8 5.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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 -
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2850 2300
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front 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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 140 @ 6500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen New Cabrio Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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