Compare 2005 Lotus Elise vs 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2005 Lotus Elise
2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elise 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A N/A $42,990
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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
N/A
$20,398
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,990
$22,098
Monthly Payment Estimate
$717 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 49.7
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 46
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
45.0 48.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
90.6 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
149.0 155.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 5.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- TBD - 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/55R16 P205/45WR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T105/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/45WR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
1975 2447
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 7800 142 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 6800 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 1.8L/112
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.30
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD _
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Open Top 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Lotus Elise Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.47
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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