Road Tests Real world tests of MX-5 Miata vs S2000

0-60mph

MX-5 Miata
6.8 s
S2000
5.5 s

Top speed

MX-5 Miata
130 mph
S2000
150 mph

0-100mph

MX-5 Miata
19.5 s
S2000
14 s

1/4 mile

MX-5 Miata
16.3 s
S2000
14.8 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mazda MX-5 Miata

Reasons to consider the
Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Lighter curb weight 2,474 lb vs 2,756 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Honda S2000

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Honda S2000

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Faster in the quarter mile 14.8 s vs 16.3 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
Faster to 60mph 5.5 s vs 6.8 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 150 mph vs 130 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Much higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 6,700 RPM Around 35% more revs
More powerful engine 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,700 RPM More than 40% stronger engine
Better power-to-weight ratio 11.48 lb/hp vs 14.55 lb/hp More than 20% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

MX-5 Miata  vs
S2000 
Brand Mazda Honda
Price 24,500 30,000
Year 2006 2000

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 14.55 lb/hp 11.48 lb/hp
Maximum hp 170 HP @ 6,700 RPM 240 HP @ 8,300 RPM
Maximum torque 140 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 153 ft-lb @ 7,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,700 RPM 9,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc 1,997 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10.8:1 11.7:1
Bore/stroke 3.44 in / 3.27 in 3.43 in / 3.31 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,474 lb 2,756 lb
Width 67.7 in 68.9 in
Height 49 in 50.6 in
Length 157.3 in 162.2 in
Front track width 58.7 in 57.8 in
Wheelbase 91.7 in 94.5 in

road tests

MX-5 Miata  vs
S2000 
Top speed 130 mph 150 mph
1/4 mile 16.3 s 14.8 s
0-60mph 6.8 s 5.5 s
0-100mph 19.5 s 14 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD Front Engine / RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Axle ratio 4.1:1 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 432/? 178 406/? 165
Rear wheels 432/? 178 406/? 190
Mazda MX-5 Miata
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