Compare 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2015 Porsche Boxster

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2015 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 $26,010 $27,505
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,091 $28,650
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,803 $26,230
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,873 $32,655
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,671 $29,265
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,885 $30,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,448 $32,205
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,104 $28,665
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,846 $29,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,443 $26,905
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,051 $27,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $22,671 $23,970
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 N/A $51,400
Boxster 2-Door Roadster GTS 19 26 N/A $73,500
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S 20 28 N/A $63,300
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Invoice Price
$26,010
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,505
$51,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$857 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the lightest, most fun-to-drive sports car you can buy for the money. The 2015 Porsche Boxster is a relative performance bargain, combining everyday usability with a balanced chassis and sweet engines.
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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 4.3
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
_MC01_ NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 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)
3.60 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.05
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual 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
7.7 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 -

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