Compare Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro

Compare the Mazda MX-5 Miata against the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the MX-5 Miata, Mustang and Camaro stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new MX-5 Miata, Mustang and Camaro. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011 Ford Mustang 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011 Ford Mustang 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Man Special Edition
  • 2dr Conv PRHT Auto Special Edition
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 2LS
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Convertible 2LT


MSRP $23,110 $22,145 $22,805
Invoice $21,385 $21,078 $21,893
Avg. Paid $14,750 $14,545 $16,932

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 9.0 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.7 9.0
Performance 9.0 9.2 8.5
Interior 6.5 8.2 5.9
Cost to Own 9.0 9.2 8.8
Safety N/A 9.4 N/A
Reliability 2.0 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Good fuel economy
  • Responsive engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful engine choices
  • High reliability score
  • High safety score
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Nimble handling
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful base engine
  • Good fuel economy
  • Good reliability score
  • Small trunk
  • Tight cabin
  • Cramped back seat
  • Cramped back seat
  • Poor rearward visibility
  • Cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.7L/227 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 17 City / 28 Hwy



Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 91.7 107.1 112.3
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 188.1 190.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 73.9 75.5
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 55.6 54.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2447 3453 3780

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Optional Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 2 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 83.3 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.5 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.4 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 55.3 56.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.6 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 5.3 13.4 11.3


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.7L/227 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 167 @ 7000 305 @ 6500 312 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5000 280 @ 4250 278 @ 5100
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Turning diameter 30.8 33.4 37.7


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.0 19.0


Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 3-Link Solid Axle 4.5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Panhard rod w/Coil Springs


Automatic Optional Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.