Compare 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2009 Nissan 370Z

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2009 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,553 $27,660
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,304 $25,220
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,392 $26,400
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,539 $26,560
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $21,222 $22,960
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Touring 21 28 $23,378 $25,300
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,248 $29,500
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $25,958 $28,100
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,234 $28,400
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $24,944 $27,000
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 18 26 $29,259 $31,230
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 18 26 $33,122 $35,760
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,043 $29,930
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $36,551 $39,130
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $31,919 $34,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,553
$29,259
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,660
$31,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$461 / month
$521 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want that classic roadster feel—and to feel like you’re going fast without having to break triple digits—the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers it with surprising frugality and practicality. The Nissan Z has never occupied the top spot in the performance world—and it doesn't now—but it's still a great performance car that starts just under $30,000.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 54.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 51.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 51.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 100.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.6
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 - 13.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45R17 245/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45R17 225/50WR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 3278
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 332 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.7L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.97
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 door coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5

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