Compare 2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2017 Ford Mustang
2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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EcoBoost Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 30 $25,016 $26,195
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 21 27 $33,732 $35,695
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 30 $28,534 $30,195
Mustang GT Fastback 15 25 $31,369 $33,195
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 14 23 $40,347 $42,695
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 25 $35,149 $37,195
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang V6 Convertible 17 28 $29,612 $30,685
Mustang V6 Fastback 18 27 $24,304 $25,185
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $27,921 $29,530
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,232 $28,800
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,562 $24,915
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 27 36 $30,523 $32,285
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 27 34 $29,834 $31,555
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $31,977 $33,825
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 27 34 $30,839 $32,620
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Automatic 27 36 $33,016 $34,925
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Manual 27 34 $31,879 $33,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,016
$27,921
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,195
$29,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$437 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 58.9
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 48.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 90.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 68.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 4.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 30.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T3H NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3532 2381
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
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
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Fastback Convertible
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 6.1
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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