Compare 1996 Chevrolet Corvette vs 1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata

1996 Chevrolet Corvette
1996 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corvette 2-Door Convertible 17 25 $38,526 $45,060
Corvette 2-Door Coupe 17 25 $31,827 $37,225
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2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Automatic N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
MX5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Manual N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Base Manual N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Leather Pkg Automatic N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible Leather Pkg Manual N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible M-Edition Automatic N/A N/A $21,805 $24,760
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible M-Edition Manual N/A N/A $21,805 $24,760
MX5 Miata 2-Door Convertible R-Pkg Manual N/A N/A $16,894 $18,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,526
$16,894
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,060
$18,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$751 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
49.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
48.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
96.2 -
Liftover Height (in)
35.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 -
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
178.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
47.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
6.6 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.79 -
Brake Type
Power -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.10 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.32 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
41.3 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45ZR17 -
Spare Tire Size
T155/70D17 -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P285/40ZR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 9.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 4 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 -
Fuel System
SFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
340 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
LT1 -
Displacement
5.7L/350 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.59 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Type
4 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 -
Trans Order Code
MX0 -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible -
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Corvette -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Monoleaf Spring -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 Gas -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Monoleaf Spring -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 Gas -

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