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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
MSRP
$29,155
Invoice
$27,568
Average Price Paid
$28,029
360 listings nationwide

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2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
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Club RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$31,745
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,082
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata was an instant hit as soon as it hit the market in 1990, combining the classic British roadster layout with Japanese reliability. Now in its fourth generation, it ...

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model yea...

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

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Yup — LUV. i liek the car soo much its amazing looking and the performance is amazing, very resonsive. rel...

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

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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Nice Nissan 350z — All the performance is so greaat, the accelaration is so beautiful,the break i dont know,its easy t...

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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Drafting Addict — It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 306 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque!!! so for me ...

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

Specs

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
33 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
155 hp @ 6,000 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
148 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
148 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard 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 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 4.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 413 lbs 537 lbs
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 169.8 in
Width 68.3 in 71.5 in
Height 48.8 in 52.5 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Ceramic Metallic
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Brembo/BBS Package
  • Brembo/BBS Recaro Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Metallic
  • Moonlight White Pearl
  • NOGARO Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Silver Alloy Metallic

Option Packages

  • [R95] 18" Chrome Wheels

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