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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
$28,506
135 listings nationwide

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Club 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
$32,564
1988 Pontiac Fiero
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,319
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No Expert Reviews
1988 Pontiac Fiero
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1988 was the only model year T-tops were an option for the Fiero through dealerships and the only year a yellow exterior color was available from the factory. The '88 Fiero featured a ...

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

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
No User Reviews
1988 Pontiac Fiero
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15
Mike writes:
Underpowered with the stock motor, but still really fun to drive! Hard to find one unmodified with low miles ...
Value Ranked 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT worse.
"Upgraded suspension and other features not available on the 87."
Would Buy Ranked 1987 Pontiac Fiero GT worse.
"Upgraded suspension and other features not available on the 87."
15
VampireBills writes:
Great car for the enthusiast and home mechanic, the 1988 Formula is the best year and model in my opinion, alt...
Front Seats Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"More comfortable, with more breathing room."
Back Seats Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"N/a neither car has backseats"
Family Car Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 better.
"More storage space"
Value Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"GM Parts"
Would Buy Ranked 1980 FIAT X1/9 worse.
"Long term maintenance"
625
Richard 1988 Pontiac Fiero BaseReview:

Small, Fast, Agile Car Built For Fun, Yet Less Expensive Than Foreign Sports Cars! — I don't think I've mentioned how safe the Fiero is, but with its wide stance and agile cornering it'...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
1988 Pontiac Fiero
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Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
21 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
32 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 11.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
98 hp @ 4,800 RPM
98 hp @ 4,800 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
135 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
9:1
9:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 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 --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Cassette Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 43 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 386 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 160 in
Width 68.3 in 68 in
Height 48.8 in 46 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 93.4 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
1988 Pontiac Fiero
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