Compare 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2014 Porsche Boxster

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 Porsche Boxster
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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 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 N/A $50,400
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 20 28 N/A $62,100

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Invoice Price

$26,000
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,505
$50,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$458 / month
$840 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
9.0

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 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 20 mpg

Highway

28 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Two Seaters

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

43.1 42.6

Front Hip Room (in)

50.6 53.4

Passenger Capacity

2 2

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 38.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.2 51.7

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.7 70.9

Track Width, Front (in)

58.7 60.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.6 -

Length, Overall (in)

157.3 172.2

Height, Overall (in)

49 50.5

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.9 60.5

Wheelbase (in)

91.7 97.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

5.3 9.9

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11.8

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 12.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.7 16.9

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

30.8 36.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P265/45ZR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P235/45ZR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2542 2888

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 9

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

325 340

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 120

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

140 @ 5000 206 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.7 L/165

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

158 @ 6700 265 @ 6700

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6

Fuel System

MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 (Est) 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

28 (Est) 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 (Est) 20

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.54 3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.10 3.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.40 1.46

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.97

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.17 3.33

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.06 2.05

Trans Order Code

AT6 480

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.13

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 0.84

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda MX-5 Miata Porsche Boxster

Body Style

Convertible Convertible

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Strut

Emissions

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

8.0 (Est) 7.6 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5.0 (Est) -

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