Compare 2001 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2001 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
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2-Door Convertible Automatic Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic Base 22 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible Manual Base 23 28 $19,548 $21,180
2-Door Convertible 5-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible 6-Speed Manual LS 23 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible Automatic LS 22 28 $22,081 $23,930
2-Door Convertible SE Special Edition 23 28 $23,725 $25,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,228
$19,548
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$21,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 46
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 49.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.8 56.7
Wheelbase (in)
98.9 89.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 66.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.0
Length, Overall (in)
172.3 155.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 48.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 5.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.1 x - TBD - 9.90 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 30.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/50VR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/50VR15
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2853 2429
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 2.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.45
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.24 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone

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