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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$30,290
Invoice
$28,628
Average Price Paid
$28,681
111 listings nationwide

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2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
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Club RWD
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300 RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,820
3 listings nationwide

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2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,300

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD

This was the final production year for the first generation of SC coupes. The SC would briefly vanish in the following year, before returning with a complete redesign for 2002. The S...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
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2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
fciblue 2000 Lexus SC 300 300 RWDReview:

Sc300 — The Lexus SC is one of the company's original models released in the early 90's. This particular on...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jerry71 2000 Lexus SC 300 300 RWDReview:

Soarer 2.5gt-t (1jz-gte) Single Turbo — 1JZ w/Garrett, HKS WG, 3" DP, Wide Band O2, Blitz Boost Controller, Stinger Stand-Alone, 550cc, R154...

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
225 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
220 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 44.1 in
Back Legroom -- 27.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 9.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 404 lbs 937 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 192.9 in
Width 68.3 in 70.9 in
Height 48.8 in 53.2 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 105.9 in

Available Options

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
2000 Lexus SC 300
300 RWD

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