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2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,140
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,500
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2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible

When MAZDASPEED, Mazda's in-house motorsports and specialty-car tuning division, set out to create a high-performance Miata, it focused on five areas -- the Miata's performance, handli...

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan

Available for only one year, the MAZDASPEED Protege was the first limited-edition, high-performance Mazda to feature a special tuning package from MAZDASPEED, Mazda's own in-house moto...

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

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
40
Gary-Martha writes:
Awesome car to drive is the only description
GuruSC45R writes:
Amazing under appreciated classic. Invest a small amount in easy to install upgrades, and it will amaze you e...
55
drjasa 2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata 2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo ConvertibleReview:

Funonwheels — these mazdaspeeds are an underappreciated treasure, only made for 2 years, makes my previous miata l...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
Tpprice8 writes:
Excellent
25
lechu004 2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege 4 Dr Turbo SedanReview:

Fun To Drive, Small Affordable Sports Car — Loved the acceleration and speed of this car, excellent handling on all road conditions. Too small f...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

25
Manuel 2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege 4 Dr Turbo SedanReview:

Msp — Can be fun but always breaking down. Stock internals are weak and cant handle very much power, gas ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 12 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
178 hp @ 6,000 RPM
170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
166 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
160 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Displacement
1,800 cc
2,000 cc
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom -- 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 5.1 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 419 lbs --
Exterior
Length 155.7 in 174.6 in
Width 66.1 in 67.1 in
Height 48 in 55.5 in
Wheelbase 89.2 in 102.8 in

Available Options

2005 Mazda MAZDASPEED MX-5 Miata
2 Dr Grand Touring Turbo Convertible
2003 Mazda MAZDASPEED Protege
4 Dr Turbo Sedan

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