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2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Model Comparison

Base Convertible

General Pricing

Resale Value $21,180.00 $17,545.00 $19,340.00
Destination $480.00 $585.00 $585.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 3.0L V6 4.0L V6
Horsepower 142 @ 7000 RPM 147 @ 5050 RPM 207 @ 5250 RPM
Torque 125 @ 5000 RPM 179 @ 3500 RPM 238 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 4 2 2
Displacement (cc) 1839 2957 4025
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.3 3.5 X 3.1 3.9 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 10:1 9:1 9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 23 17 18
Highway (mpg) 28 22 22

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2387.6 3209.9 3209.9
Wheelbase (in.) 89.2 125.7 125.7
Length (in.) 155.7 202.9 202.9
Width (in.) 66.0 70.3 70.3
Height (in.) 48.4 67.9 67.9
Track Front (in.) 55.7 58.6 58.6
Track Rear (in.) 56.7 57.3 57.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A 7.3 7.3

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 5 5
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 39.2 39.2
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A 35.6 35.6
Front Legroom (in.) 42.8 42.2 42.2
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A 40.3 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 49.7 53.8 53.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 15.3 15.3
Front Hip Room (in.) 49.2 52.7 52.7
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 19.8 19.8

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone beam beam
Tires 195/50R15 235/75R15 235/75R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio N/A N/A N/A
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A N/A
Tilt Steering N/A N/A N/A
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. N/A N/A

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