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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 Manual GLS 24 31 $21,072 $23,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 22 28 $21,072 $23,300
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $18,098 $19,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 22 28 $18,098 $19,990
2-Door Convertible Leather Pkg Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Base Manual Base 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic Base 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Popular Equip 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Leather 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Leather 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible 10th Anniversary Edition 24 29 $24,734 $26,875
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
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 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 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 -
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
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
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.8 15
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 2348
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
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 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.71 2.45
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.44 1.45
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.10
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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