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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2012 Nissan 370Z
     
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
Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 2LS
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Coupe 1SS
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Coupe 2SS
  • Convertible 1SS
  • Convertible 2SS
2dr Cpe Manual Touring
  • 2dr Cpe Manual
  • 2dr Cpe Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Manual Touring
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Touring
  • 2dr Roadster Auto
  • 2dr Cpe Manual NISMO
  • 2dr Roadster Manual Touring
  • 2dr Roadster Auto Touring
 

Prices

MSRP $25,830 $23,280 $36,980
Invoice $24,415 $22,348 $34,250
Avg. Paid $17,889 $18,210 $26,241

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.2 7.9
Critics' Rating 9.4 8.5 8.4
Performance 8.9 8.2 8.4
Interior 6.5 6.3 7.2
Operating Cost 7.9 7.7 7.6
Safety N/A 10.0 N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Great reliability score
  • Controlled handling
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
  • Nimble handling
  • Powerful engine
  • Attractive, upscale interior
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Subpar cabin materials
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Road noise at highway speeds
  • Limited interior space

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 3.6L/217 Gas V6 3.7L/- TBD -
MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy 17 City / 28 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible Coupe 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 91.7 112.3 100.4
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 190.4 167.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 75.5 72.6
Height, Overall (in) 49.0 54.2 51.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2480 3780 3291

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - - TBD - 51.6
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4 38.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.4 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 56.9 54.4
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 - TBD - 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 5.3 11.3 6.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat 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
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard Optional
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 3.6L/217 3.7L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 167 @ 7000 323 @ 6800 332 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5000 278 @ 4800 270 @ 5200
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 30.8 37.7 32.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 19.0 19

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent - TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link - TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard