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Here's how the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and the 2012 Porsche Boxster measure up.
$31,555
Starting MSRP
2dr Roadster
$48,100
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

255.0-hp, 2.9-liter, Flat 6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
30 24 -
Size
154.1" length, 49" height 172.1" length, 50.9" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black w / Red Stitching

Tanin Red

Dark Gray / Med Gray

Ocean Blue

Charcoal

Black

Sand Beige

Sea Blue

Ecru / Royal Blue

Agate / Spruce

Dark Blue

Gray

Beige

Fern

Stone Grey

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

7-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two-Seater -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
N/A N/A -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 17 x 8.5 in -
Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in 17 x 7.0 in -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A N/A -

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas Flat-6 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4600 214 @ 4400-6000 -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.9L/177 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 255 @ 6400 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 (Est) MPG 19 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 (Est) MPG 27 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
321.30 mi 321.10 mi -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
30 (Est) MPG 22 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
404.60 mi 456.30 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in 12.5 x 1.1 in -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in 11.8 x 0.8 in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
11.9 gal 16.9 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A 2.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
30.8 ft 36.4 ft -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A 17.1-13.8 -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P235/50ZR17 -
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P205/55ZR17 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A N/A -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2445 lbs 2943 lbs -

Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance
5.3 in 5.0 in -
Trunk Volume
4.5 ft³ 9.9 ft³ -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Passenger Capacity
2 2 -
Front Leg Room
43.1 in 33.5 in -
Front Hip Room
52 in 53.4 in -
Second Shoulder Room
N/A N/A -
Second Head Room
N/A N/A -
Front Head Room
36.8 in 37.6 in -
Track Width, Front
58.9 in 58.7 in -
Front Shoulder Room
52.2 in 51.5 in -
Passenger Volume
N/A N/A -
Height, Overall
49 in 50.9 in -
Track Width, Rear
59.2 in 60.4 in -
Length, Overall
154.1 in 172.1 in -
Second Leg Room
N/A N/A -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
68.3 in 70.9 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Wheelbase
90.9 in 95.1 in -

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