Ford Mustang vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$25,680 - $31,180
$25,295 - $26,645

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.72 / 5
75 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
155 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
2.0L SKYACTIV

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

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

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.5 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
37.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
30.6 - 30.8 in.
4.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional
2

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50WR18 - P255/40ZR19
P195/50VR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.1 in.
90.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.5 - 37.8 ft.
30.8 ft.

Length

Length
188.3 in.
154.1 in.

Width

Width
75.4 in.
68.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3532 - 3827 lbs.
2332 - 2381 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 hp
155 hp

Torque

Torque
320 - 350 ft. lbs.
148 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
4 Cylinder

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.5 gal.
11.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
Unknown mpg
30 mpg

City

City
Unknown mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
Unknown mpg
33 - 35 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang
Mazda MX-5 Miata

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible - Fastback
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
2

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
80.8 - 84.5 ft³.
2332 - 2381 lbs.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3532 - 3827 lbs.
29 mpg.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 (Est) - 25 (Est) mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 (Est) - 21 (Est) mpg.
33 - 35 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 (Est) - 32 (Est) mpg.
Premium Unleaded I-4

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
99H
2.0 L/122

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Gasoline Direct Injection

Displacement

Displacement
2.3 L/140
6

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Automatic w/OD - Manual

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44U - 44X
3.54 - 5.09

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 10
2.06 - 2.99

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
1.40 - 2.04

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 - 4.70
1.00 - 1.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 - 2.98
0.71 - 1.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - 2.15
0.58 - 1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 - 1.77
3.17 - 4.70

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.52
2.87 - 3.45

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 1.27
6.0 - 6.1

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 - 4.87
100

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15, 3.31, 3.55
Double Wishbone

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 (Est), 7.1 (Est), 7.3 (Est), 7.6 (Est)
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
P195/50VR16

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P195/50VR16

Spare Tire Order Code

Spare Tire Order Code
66W
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18, P235/55WR17, P255/40ZR19
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18, P235/55WR17, P255/40ZR19
Aluminum

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Aluminum

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 9 in.
Rack-Pinion

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 19 X 9 in.
30.8 ft.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
4-Wheel Disc

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
4-Wheel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum
Yes

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Yes

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
11 in.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.5 - 37.8 ft.
11 in.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
11.9 gal.

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
37.4 in.

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
43.1 in.

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
52.2 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 - 13.9 in.
52 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 - 13 in.
90.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.5 gal.
154.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 in.
68.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.5 in.
48.6 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in.
58.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
54.9 in.
59.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
34.8 - 35.7 in.
4.9 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
30.6 - 30.8 in.
4.6 ft³.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
44.7 - 52.2 in.
MX-5 Miata

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
43.7 - 47.4 in.
Small Sporty

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.1 in.
Convertible

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
188.3 in.
2.0

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.4 in.
DOHC

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.4 - 54.9 in.
aluminum

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.3 in.
4

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.9 in.
4