Compare 1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 1999 Porsche 911

1999 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Leather 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Popular Equip 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Automatic Base 23 28 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Base Manual Base 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Leather 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Popular Equip 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 25 29 $18,482 $20,095
2-Door Convertible 10th Anniversary Edition 24 29 $24,734 $26,875
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2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Carrera Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $56,290 $65,030
2-Door Carrera Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 25 $59,164 $68,450
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $61,087 $70,480
2-Door Carrera 4 Coupe w/Tiptronic 16 24 $63,961 $73,900
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 25 $64,523 $74,460
2-Door Carrera Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 25 $67,397 $77,880
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet 6-Speed Manual 17 24 $69,037 $79,920
2-Door Carrera 4 Cabriolet w/Tiptronic 16 24 $71,911 $83,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,482
$56,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,095
$65,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$1084 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 51.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
155.3 174.5
Height, Overall (in)
48.4 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 92.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.1 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
55.3 57.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 3.94
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.00 x - TBD - 12.53 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.90 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P205/50ZR17
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P255/40ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2300 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 17 x 9
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 24.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 296 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 5000 258 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/112 3.4L/207
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.30 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.82
Clutch Size (in)
8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.52
Trans Type
5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche 911 Carrera
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/LSA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut

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