Compare 2004 Ford Mustang vs 2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2004 Ford Mustang
2004 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Coupe Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Standard 20 29 $16,706 $18,150
2-Door Coupe Deluxe 20 29 $17,362 $18,880
2-Door Coupe Premium 20 29 $17,951 $19,535
2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $21,677 $23,675
2-Door Convertible Deluxe 20 29 $21,867 $23,885
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $22,730 $24,845
2-Door Convertible Premium 19 27 $23,779 $26,010
2-Door Convertible GT Deluxe 17 25 $25,583 $28,015
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 17 25 $26,637 $29,185
2-Door Coupe Premium Mach 1 17 25 $26,696 $29,250
2-Door Coupe SVT Cobra 17 24 $32,093 $34,860
2-Door Convertible SVT Cobra 17 24 $36,078 $39,240
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2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual Cloth 23 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $20,393 $22,098
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,977 $24,903
2-Door Convertible MAZDASPEED 23 28 $23,739 $25,730
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,706
$20,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,150
$22,098
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 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 49.2
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 48.3
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 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
183.2 155.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.9 5.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.6 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)
36.0 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
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 T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/45WR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55TR16 P205/45WR16
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)
3114 2447
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2750 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
3.9L/232 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5250 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD _
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.89
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 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.87

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