Compare 2005 Ford Mustang vs 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2005 Ford Mustang
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2-Door Conv Deluxe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv Deluxe 19 28 $21,986 $23,940
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Deluxe 17 25 $27,049 $29,565
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 17 25 $28,110 $30,745
Mustang 2-Door Conv Premium 19 28 $22,773 $24,815
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Deluxe 19 28 $17,733 $19,215
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Deluxe 17 25 $23,066 $25,140
Mustang 2-Door Coupe GT Premium 17 25 $24,128 $26,320
Mustang 2-Door Coupe Premium 19 28 $18,521 $20,090
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2-Door Conv Cloth 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Cloth 5-Speed Manual 23 28 $20,398 $22,098
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Cloth Automatic 22 28 $20,398 $22,098
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Grand Touring 20 26 $24,528 $26,580
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS 5-Speed Manual 23 28 $22,982 $24,903
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS 6-Speed Manual 23 28 $22,982 $24,903
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS Automatic 22 28 $22,982 $24,903
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv MAZDASPEED 20 26 $23,791 $25,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,986
$20,398
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,940
$22,098
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
45.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 49.2
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.6 46
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.73 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 155.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 48.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 5.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.75 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)
11.4 x 1.18 10.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.13 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/45WR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P205/45WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3476 2447
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5300 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
240 @ 3500 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99N NA
Displacement
4.0L/244 1.8L/112
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.89
Trans Order Code
44F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD _
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.81
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.13 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
N/A 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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