Dodge Challenger vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$28,095 - $31,145
$25,730 - $27,080

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.67 / 5
15 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 hp
181 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 24V VVT
2.0L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
37.4 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.2 cu. ft.
4.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR18 - P245/45YR20
P195/50VR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.2 in.
90.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
30.8 ft.

Length

Length
197.9 in.
154.1 in.

Width

Width
75.7 in.
68.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3894 - 4108 lbs.
2339 - 2388 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
305 hp
181 hp

Torque

Torque
268 ft. lbs.
151 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 25 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
18 - 19 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 30 mpg
34 - 35 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Dodge Challenger
Mazda MX-5 Miata

Body Style

Body Style
Coupe
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
2

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3894 - 4108 lbs.
2339 - 2388 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 - 23 mpg.
29 - 30 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 - 19 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 - 30 mpg.
34 - 35 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.6 L/220
2.0 L/122

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD - Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
3.54 - 5.09

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14
2.06 - 2.99

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11
1.40 - 2.04

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67
1.00 - 1.59

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28
0.71 - 1.29

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.58 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29
3.17 - 4.70

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.62 - 3.07
2.87 - 3.58

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 - 8.4
5.8 - 6.0

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - 180
100

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18, P235/55HR19, P245/45YR20
P195/50VR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18, P235/55HR19, P245/45YR20
P195/50VR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 - 20 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 - 20 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft.
30.8 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 - 13.6 in.
11 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
11 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal.
11.9 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
37.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
43.1 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in.
52.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.3 in.
52 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116.2 in.
90.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
197.9 in.
154.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.7 in.
68.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.5 in.
48.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
63.4 in.
58.9 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
63.8 in.
59.2 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in.
4.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
16.2 ft³.
4.6 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Challenger
MX-5 Miata

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Small Sporty
Small Sporty

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Coupe
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.6
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4