Compare 2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2006 Volkswagen Beetle

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Conv 3rd Generation Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv 3rd Generation Limited 24 30 $24,654 $26,700
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Club Spec 25 30 $18,883 $20,435
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Grand Touring Automatic 23 30 $22,568 $24,435
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Grand Touring Manual 24 30 $22,568 $24,435
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv MX-5 25 30 $19,804 $21,435
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Sport Automatic 23 30 $21,187 $22,935
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Sport Manual 24 30 $21,187 $22,935
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Automatic 23 30 $20,726 $22,435
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Touring Manual 25 30 $20,726 $22,435
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2-Door 2.5L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Automatic 23 32 $17,180 $18,255
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door 2.5L PZEV Manual 22 31 $16,107 $17,180
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI DSG 35 42 $18,779 $19,975
New Beetle Coupe 2-Door TDI Manual 37 44 $17,706 $18,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,654
$17,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$18,255
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$304 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 39.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.3
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 161.1
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 59.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 98.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 9.13 x 0.35
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)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
15.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45R17 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2498 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6700 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.04
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.87
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Volkswagen New Beetle Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent

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