Compare 2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $33,211 $35,145
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 25 $39,591 $41,895
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 17 28 $28,607 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $24,490 $25,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $28,014 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $30,613 $32,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $34,393 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $23,299 $24,145
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2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,211
$27,732
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,145
$29,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 48.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 4.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 30.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 2381
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 2500 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.06
Trans Order Code
44X AT6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 5.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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