Mazda 626 vs Mazda MX-5 Miata Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$29,955
82 listings nationwide

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2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
No Data Available
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,405
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,870
5 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6

The 2002 Mazda 626 only saw minimal changes for the model year, including new interior and exterior color choices. This would be the last year for the 626. Though it was Mazda's top-se...

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
GuruCNT7F writes:
Dependable good car for the money.
Kelly writes:
I have a 2001 626 lx I4 like the car allot v6 would have been nice bit 4cyl will hold its own handles great
GuruFWZG1 writes:
Very reliable as long as the proper maintenance is done.
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
35 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
165 hp @ 6,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
161 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
9.5:1
13:1
13:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.33 in x 2.92 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 4 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 3 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.6 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 34.6 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 4.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 404 lbs
Exterior
Length 187.4 in 154.1 in
Width 69.3 in 68.3 in
Height 55.1 in 48.8 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 90.9 in

Available Options

2002 Mazda 626
ES V6
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge

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