Compare 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Ford Mustang

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 Ford Mustang
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 33 $23,562 $24,915
Automatic Sport 26 35 $24,960 $26,395
Manual Club 26 33 $27,232 $28,800
Automatic Club 26 35 $27,921 $29,530
Manual Grand Touring 26 33 $28,427 $30,065
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
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Fastback V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fastback V6 18 27 $24,304 $25,185
Fastback EcoBoost 21 30 $25,016 $26,195
Fastback EcoBoost Premium 21 30 $28,534 $30,195
Convertible V6 17 28 $29,612 $30,685
Fastback GT 15 25 $31,369 $33,195
Convertible EcoBoost Premium 21 27 $33,732 $35,695
Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $35,149 $37,195
Convertible GT Premium 14 23 $40,347 $42,695
Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,562
$24,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,915
$25,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles. From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52 54.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 64.9
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 107.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 188.3
Height, Overall (in)
48.6 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 13.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 16
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P235/55HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2332 3526
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.7 L/227
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 300 @ 6500
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4600 280 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 99M
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.67
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.99 2.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.59 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.09 4.24
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Fastback
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Ford Mustang
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 8.4
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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