Compare 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2013 Nissan 370Z

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 Nissan 370Z
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2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 26 $32,242 $34,420
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $36,229 $39,120
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $31,026 $33,120
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,182 $43,020
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $35,027 $37,820
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,403 $41,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,102 $45,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 24 $40,899 $44,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,809
$32,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,305
$34,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$574 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical. While the performance-per-dollar value of the 2013 Nissan 370Z remains largely intact, enabling it to play with more expensive sports cars for less money, rising prices narrow that advantage.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.84
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 167.2
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 100.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 35.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 72.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 12.6 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 - 12.6 x 1.1
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 19
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 34.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 32.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 3309
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 270 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA VQ37VHR
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.7L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 332 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 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/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 4.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 2.04
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77
Summary
Body Style
Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Nissan 370Z
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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