Compare 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2002 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Conv Cloth Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Cloth Automatic 22 28 $19,640 $21,280
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Cloth Manual 23 28 $19,640 $21,280
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS 5-Speed Manual 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS 6-Speed Manual 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv LS Automatic 22 28 $22,220 $24,080
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv SE 6-Speed Manual 23 28 $23,762 $25,755
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2-Door Roadster 5.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L 16 23 $77,934 $83,800
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 5.0L Silver Arrow 16 23 $80,259 $86,300
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L 13 19 $119,923 $128,950
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster 6.0L Silver Arrow 13 19 $123,643 $132,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,640
$77,934
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,280
$83,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$1397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
46 50.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 55.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
55.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
155.7 177.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.4 51.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
89.2 99.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.0 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.1 7.9
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.90 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.2 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Recirculating Ball
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR15 275/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR15 245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2429 4125
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 143
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 5000 339 @ 2700-4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 7000 302 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.22 3.16 (1.95 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Lower Control Arms
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 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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