Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 Nissan 370Z

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 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 $26,000 $27,505
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,081 $28,650
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,559 $25,980
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,661 $29,265
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,875 $30,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,094 $28,665
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,836 $29,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,433 $26,905
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,041 $27,550
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 $29,642 $31,290
370Z 2-Door Coupe Automatic Touring 19 26 $34,253 $36,570
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual 18 26 $28,412 $29,990
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual NISMO 18 26 $40,632 $43,020
370Z 2-Door Coupe Manual Touring 18 26 $33,038 $35,270
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic 18 25 $38,836 $41,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Automatic Touring 18 25 $42,577 $45,470
370Z 2-Door Roadster Manual Touring 17 25 $41,361 $44,170

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,000
$29,642

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,505
$31,290

Monthly Payment Estimate

$458 / month
$522 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
8.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners. The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Two Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

43.1 42.9

Front Hip Room (in)

50.6 54.6

Passenger Capacity

2 2

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 38.2

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.2 54.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 51.6

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.7 72.6

Track Width, Front (in)

58.7 61

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

157.3 167.2

Height, Overall (in)

49 51.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.9 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

91.7 100.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

5.3 -

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 12.6

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.4 12.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.7 19

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

30.8 32.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P245/45WR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P225/50WR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2542 3309

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 9

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

325 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 150

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

140 @ 5000 270 @ 5200

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 3.7 L/226

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

158 @ 6700 332 @ 7000

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 (Est) 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 (Est) 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 (Est) 19

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.54 4.92

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.10 3.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.40 2.04

Trans Type

6 7

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

AT6 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.41

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 0.86

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.77

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda MX-5 Miata Nissan 370Z

Body Style

Convertible Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.0 (Est) 8.1

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5.0 (Est) -

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