Compare 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1997 Toyota Supra

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata
1997 Toyota Supra
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2-Door Conv Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Base Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Leather Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Automatic 22 28 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv M-Edition Manual 23 29 $22,077 $24,485
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Popular Equip Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv R-Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Automatic 22 28 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv STO-Edition Manual 23 29 $20,306 $22,520
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Automatic 22 28 $17,248 $19,125
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Pkg Manual 23 29 $17,248 $19,125
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3-Door LB 15th Anniv Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Automatic 18 24 $28,487 $30,400
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Manual 18 23 $27,727 $29,500
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Sport Roof Automatic 18 24 $32,154 $34,900
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Sport Roof Manual 18 23 $31,393 $34,000
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Turbo Automatic 18 23 $35,367 $38,200
Supra 3-Door LB 15th Anniv Turbo Manual 17 24 $36,803 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,248
$28,487
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$30,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$507 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 44.0
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46.0 69.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
50.4 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 43.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 23.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 34.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
55.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
155.4 177.8
Height, Overall (in)
48.2 50.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 10.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 17.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x - TBD - 12.0 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.0 35.8
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P225/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 T145/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P245/45VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2359 3265
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 16 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.64 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 5000 320 @ 5600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 6500 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.458 1.531
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.100 4.272
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.720 0.705
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.458 2.804
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.181 2.393
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 3 Door Liftback
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Toyota Supra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30

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