Compare 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio vs 2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2002 Volkswagen Cabrio
2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual GL 24 31 $17,947 $19,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GL 23 29 $18,811 $20,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLS 24 31 $18,856 $20,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLS 23 29 $19,720 $21,475
2-Door Convertible Manual GLX 24 31 $20,400 $22,300
2-Door Convertible Automatic GLX 23 29 $21,264 $23,175
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Cloth 22 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible Manual Cloth 23 28 $19,640 $21,280
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,220 $24,080
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual SE 23 28 $23,762 $25,755
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,947
$19,640
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,600
$21,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 46
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 49.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
160.4 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 48.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.2 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.6 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.0 5.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.90 x 0.39 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 30.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.17 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR14 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR14 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2825 2429
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 6.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
60 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 2600 125 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 142 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.45
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Cabrio Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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