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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2011 Ford Mustang
     
2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Grand Touring
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 Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium

Prices

MSRP $25,830 $22,960 $22,145
Invoice $24,415 $21,222 $21,078
Avg. Paid $17,889 $13,575 $14,545

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.5 9.7
Performance 8.9 8.8 9.2
Interior 6.5 6.8 8.4
Operating Cost 7.9 8.0 8.2
Safety N/A N/A 9.4
Reliability 3.5 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Great reliability score
  • High reliability score
  • Great gas mileage for the class
  • Smooth-shifting manual transmission
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful engine choices
  • High reliability score
  • High safety score
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Small trunk space
  • Tight cabin
  • Cramped back seat

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2480 2447 3453

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

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

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

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

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 12.7 16.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard