Compare 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 23 33 $12,398 $13,260
4-Door Sedan 23 33 $12,491 $13,360
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $13,982 $14,955
2-Door Coupe Z24 22 32 $15,394 $16,465
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,398
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,260
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.1 46
Second Hip Room (in)
49.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 -
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 48.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 5.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.87 x 1.77 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.79 10.0 x - TBD -
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 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.1 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 30.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 2429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 3600 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LN2 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5000 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.45
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & 5th OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trailing Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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