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2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Trim Comparison

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General Pricing

Resale Value $21,180.00 $23,930.00
Destination $480.00 $480.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4
Horsepower 142 @ 7000 RPM 142 @ 7000 RPM
Torque 125 @ 5000 RPM 125 @ 5000 RPM
Valves 4 4
Displacement (cc) 1839 1839
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.3 X 3.3 3.3 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 10:1 10:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 23 23
Highway (mpg) 28 28

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 2387.6 2387.6
Wheelbase (in.) 89.2 89.2
Length (in.) 155.7 155.7
Width (in.) 66.0 66.0
Height (in.) 48.4 48.4
Track Front (in.) 55.7 55.7
Track Rear (in.) 56.7 56.7
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 37.1
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.8 42.8
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 49.7 49.7
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 49.2 49.2
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

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

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension wishbone wishbone
Tires 195/50R15 205/45R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

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


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

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std.


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


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


Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std.

Compare Against Other Trims

2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Base Convertible 2001 Mazda Miata MX-5 Base Convertible
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