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0510_mazdamx5_gauges.jpgMAZDA MX-5 GRAND TOURING
Vehicle type: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door roadster

Price as tested: $27,095

Price and option breakdown: base Mazda MX-5 Grand Touring (includes $560 freight), $24,995; Premium Package 2 (consists of xenon headlights, stability control with traction control, keyless ignition, and an anti-theft alarm), $1600; Suspension package (consists of a sport-tuned suspension, Bilstein shocks, and a limited-slip differential), $500

Major standard accessories: power windows and locks, remote locking, A/C, cruise control, tilting steering wheel, rear defroster

Sound system: Bose AM-FM radio/CD changer, 7 speakers

ENGINE
Type: inline-4, aluminum block and head
Bore x stroke: 3.44 x 3.27 in, 87.5 x 83.1mm
Displacement: 122 cu in, 1999cc
Compression ratio: 10.8:1
Fuel-delivery system: port injection
Valve gear: chain-driven double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Power (SAE net): 170 bhp @ 6700 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 140 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Redline: 6750 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Final-drive ratio: 4.10:1, limited slip
Gear - Ratio - Mph/1000 rpm - Max test speed
I - 3.82 - 4.5 - 30 mph (6750 rpm)
II - 2.26 - 7.6 - 51 mph (6750 rpm)
III - 1.64 - 10.4 - 70 mph (6750 rpm)
IV - 1.18 - 14.5 - 98 mph (6750 rpm)
V - 1.00 - 17.1 - 115 mph (6750 rpm)
VI - 0.83 - 20.6 - 131 mph (6350 rpm)

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 91.7 in
Track, front/rear: 58.7/58.9 in
Length/width/height: 157.1/67.7/49.0 in
Ground clearance: 5.3 in
Curb weight: 2482 lb
Weight distribution, F/R: 52.0/48.0%
Curb weight per horsepower: 14.6 lb
Fuel capacity: 12.7 gal

CHASSIS/BODY
Type: unit construction
Body material: welded steel and aluminum stampings

INTERIOR
SAE volume, front seat: 50 cu ft
luggage: 5 cu ft
Front-seat adjustments: fore-and-aft, seatback angle
Restraint systems, front: manual 3-point belts, driver and passenger front and side airbags

SUSPENSION
Front: ind, unequal-length control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear: ind; 2 diagonal links, 2 lateral links, and 1 toe-control link per side; coil springs; anti-roll bar

STEERING
Type: rack-and-pinion with variable hydraulic power assist
Steering ratio: 15.0:1
Turns lock-to-lock: 2.7
Turning circle curb-to-curb: 15.4 ft

BRAKES
Type: hydraulic with vacuum power assist and anti-lock control
Front: 11.4 x 0.9-in vented disc
Rear: 11.0 x 0.4-in disc

WHEELS AND TIRES
Wheel size/type: 7.0 x 17 in/cast aluminum
Tires: Michelin Pilot Preceda, 205/45R-17 84W
Test inflation pressures, F/R: 34/34 psi
Spare: none

0510_mazdamx5_remote.jpgC/D TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION: Seconds
Zero to 30 mph: 2.1
 40 mph: 3.3
 50 mph: 4.7
 60 mph: 6.5
 70 mph: 8.5
 80 mph: 11.3
 90 mph: 14.6
 100 mph: 18.7
 110 mph: 24.5
 120 mph: 33.4
Street start, 5-60 mph: 7.4
Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph: 8.7
 50-70 mph: 8.9
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.0 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (drag limited): 131 mph

BRAKING
70-0 mph @ impending lockup: 157 ft

HANDLING
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.90 g
Understeer: minimal moderate excessive

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA city driving: 25 mpg
EPA highway driving: 30 mpg
C/D-observed: 24 mpg

INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle: 48 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration: 82 dBA
70-mph cruising: 78 dBA

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