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Compare 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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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 $25,731 $27,810
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,475 $25,370
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,565 $26,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,714 $26,710
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $21,385 $23,110
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Touring 21 28 $23,550 $25,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,432 $29,650
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Automatic Special Edition 21 28 $29,165 $31,525
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $26,139 $28,250
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,415 $28,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Manual Special Edition 21 28 $28,610 $30,925
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $25,121 $27,150
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2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $26,500 $27,999
Eclipse 2-Door Spyder Automatic GT 17 25 $30,853 $32,599
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 28 $19,320 $19,999
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GS Sport 20 28 $23,356 $24,699
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 25 $27,508 $29,089
Eclipse 3-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $18,354 $18,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,731
$26,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,810
$27,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$464 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 76.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.8
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 27.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 40.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 101.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 5.2
Brakes
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 - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 40
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/45R17 P235/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45R17 P235/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4G69
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 162 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Sportronic Auto w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA 4ST
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Mitsubishi Eclipse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilzer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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