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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $21,385 $23,110
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $23,475 $25,370
2-Door Convertible Manual Touring 21 28 $23,550 $25,450
2-Door Convertible Automatic Touring 21 28 $24,565 $26,550
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $24,714 $26,710
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Touring 21 28 $25,121 $27,150
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $25,731 $27,810
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Touring 21 28 $26,139 $28,250
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,415 $28,550
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,432 $29,650
2-Door Convertible PRHT Manual Special Edition 21 28 $28,610 $30,925
2-Door Convertible PRHT Automatic Special Edition 21 28 $29,165 $31,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$385 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda MX-5 is a back-to-basics sports car that you don’t have to drive fast to enjoy—and it has way more practicality than you’d probably expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 22 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Two Seater
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43.1
Passenger Capacity
- 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 49.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 91.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
- 157.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- 32.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 30.8
Steering Type
- Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/50R16
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/50R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2447
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 140 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 167 @ 7000
Engine Type
- Gas I4
Fuel System
- MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.33
Trans Type
- 5
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.89
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Mazda MX-5 Miata
Body Style
- 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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