Compare 2001 Ford Mustang vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2001 Ford Mustang
2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 19 29 $15,906 $17,095
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 29 $16,414 $17,660
2-Door Coupe Premium 19 29 $17,521 $18,890
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 19 29 $20,779 $22,510
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 18 25 $20,977 $22,730
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 18 25 $22,012 $23,880
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,087 $25,075
2-Door Coupe GT Bullitt Edition 18 25 $24,127 $26,230
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 18 25 $24,807 $26,985
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 18 25 $25,841 $28,135
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 25 $26,550 $28,605
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 25 $30,190 $32,605
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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
$15,906
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,095
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.0 46
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.1 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.3 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 155.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x .55 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.62 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/90R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/50VR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.6 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
994 NA
Displacement
3.8L/232 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
193 @ 5500 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.35 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.45
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-bar link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.1 - 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)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -

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