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2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2012 Ford Mustang 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
     
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 Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Boss 302
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500
Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 1LS
  • Coupe 2LS
  • Coupe 1LT
  • Coupe 2LT
  • Convertible 1LT
  • Coupe 1SS
  • Convertible 2LT
  • Coupe 2SS
  • Convertible 1SS
  • Convertible 2SS

Prices

MSRP $25,830 $22,310 $23,280
Invoice $24,415 $21,245 $22,348
Avg. Paid $17,889 $16,431 $18,210

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.5 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.4 9.3 8.5
Performance 8.9 8.2 8.2
Interior 6.4 8.0 6.3
Operating Cost 7.9 7.7 7.7
Safety N/A 9.0 10.0
Reliability 3.5 4.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Superb handling
  • Great reliability score
  • Powerful base engine
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Controlled handling
  • Strong safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Base model’s unrefined interior
  • Cramped back seat
  • Subpar cabin materials
  • Poor outward visibility

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 21 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy 17 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe Coupe

Dimensions

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 Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2480 3453 3780

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror 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 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 83.3 - TBD -
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

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
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 Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard 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
Rear Head Air Bag 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 Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional 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 323 @ 6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5000 280 @ 4250 278 @ 4800
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual
Turning diameter 30.8 33.4 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 16.0 19.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

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