Compare 1997 Chevrolet Camaro vs 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata

1997 Chevrolet Camaro
1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camaro 2-Door Convertible 19 30 $19,919 $21,770
Camaro 2-Door Convertible RS 19 30 $21,200 $23,170
Camaro 2-Door Convertible SS 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
Camaro 2-Door Convertible Z28 16 27 $23,350 $25,520
Camaro 2-Door Coupe 19 30 $14,836 $16,215
Camaro 2-Door Coupe R7C Pkg 19 30 $15,985 $17,470
Camaro 2-Door Coupe RS 19 30 $16,442 $17,970
Camaro 2-Door Coupe SS 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
Camaro 2-Door Coupe Z28 16 27 $18,405 $20,115
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2-Door Conv Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Automatic 22 28 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Manual 23 29 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv R-Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Automatic 22 28 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Manual 23 29 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,919
$17,248
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,770
$19,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
26.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.6 46.0
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 50.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
193.2 155.4
Height, Overall (in)
52.0 48.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
35.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.6 3.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.5 x 2.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.26 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.64 30.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Manual Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.67 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.46 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T117/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/60HR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3446 2359
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 5.64
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 4000 114 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 1.8L/112
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 133 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.181
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.458
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.100
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.720
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 2.458
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Camaro Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torque Arm Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -

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