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2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Comparisons

Base Convertible

General Pricing

Resale Value $21,180.00 $26,407.00 $28,135.00
Destination $480.00 $520.00 $600.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 3.0L V6 4.6L V8
Horsepower 142 @ 7000 RPM 200 @ 5500 RPM 260 @ 5250 RPM
Torque 125 @ 5000 RPM 205 @ 4000 RPM 302 @ 4000 RPM
Valves 4 4 2
Displacement (cc) 1839 2972 4605
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.3 3.6 X 3.0 3.6 X 3.6
Compression Ratio 10:1 9:1 9.4:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 23 19 18
Highway (mpg) 28 26 25

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2387.6 3306.9 3379.7
Wheelbase (in.) 89.2 100.8 101.3
Length (in.) 155.7 175.4 183.2
Width (in.) 66.0 68.9 73.1
Height (in.) 48.4 52.8 53.2
Track Front (in.) 55.7 59.4 59.8
Track Rear (in.) 56.7 59.4 59.3
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 4 4
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 39.4 38.1
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A 34.9 35.5
Front Legroom (in.) 42.8 42.3 41.8
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A 29.4 29.9
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 49.7 52.2 53.6
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in.) 49.2 51.9 52.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 41.5 41.0

Payload & Towing

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

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut strut
Rear Suspension wishbone multi-link beam
Tires 195/50R15 215/50R17 245/45R17

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) N/A N/A 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 Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A Yes
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A Std. Std.
Tilt Steering N/A Yes Yes
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 Yes

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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