Compare 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2015 smart fortwo

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2015 smart fortwo
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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 Convertible Passion
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo 2-Door Convertible Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,010
$16,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,505
$17,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$299 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 34 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 45.4
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 48
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 73.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 61.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 50.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
49 60.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 8.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 28.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P155/60TR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 1852
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 4.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.0 L/61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 70 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-3
Fuel System
MPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 34
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 38
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.26
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.91
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata smart fortwo
Body Style
Convertible Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 4.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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