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Here's how the 2000 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2000 Volkswagen GTI measure up.
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$20,545
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$17,675
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Overview

Door
2-door 2-door -
Seats
2 5 -
Engine

140.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

115.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 0 -
Size
155.3" length, 48.4" height 163.3" length, 56.7" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

-

Interior color

Interior color

Slate Blue

Mocha

Medium Tan

Cordovan

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Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two Seater Compact -

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Size
14 x 4 in 15 x 6 in -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A -
Rear Wheel Size
14 x 5.5 in 15 x 6 in -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90 -

Engine

Displacement
1.8L/112 2.0L/121 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6500 115 @ 5200 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
119 @ 5000 122 @ 2600 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG 31 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
292.10 mi 348.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 24 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
355.60 mi 449.50 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam -

Brakes

Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.00 x -TBD- in 11.3 x 0.98 in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System
- Four-Wheel -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.90 x -TBD- in 9.1 x 0.35 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
12.7 gal 14.5 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
30.2 ft 35.1 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15 15.8 -
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P195/65HR15 -
Spare Tire Size
T117/70D14 P195/65HR15 -
Rear Tire Size
P185/60HR14 P195/65HR15 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2381 lbs 2762 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room
49.7 in 53.7 in -
Front Head Room
37.1 in 37.1 in -
Front Leg Room
42.8 in 41.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
56.7 in 58.8 in -
Passenger Capacity
2 5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.0 in 68.3 in -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
- N/A -
Track Width, Front
55.7 in 59.6 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Second Leg Room
N/A 33.3 in -
Length, Overall
155.3 in 163.3 in -
Wheelbase
89.2 in 98.9 in -
Min Ground Clearance
4.0 in 3.9 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A 52.7 in -
Trunk Volume
5.1 ft³ N/A -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
- 18.0 ft³ -
Passenger Volume
46 ft³ 85 ft³ -
Height, Overall
48.4 in 56.7 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Second Head Room
N/A 36.5 in -

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