2011 Chrysler
200 LX
vs. 2011 Mazda
Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

10.0

starting from

$30,445
"Grand Touring models come with a six-speed manual transmission."
edmunds.com | talking about the Miata MX-5's transmission
"Grand Touring includes seven-speaker Bose audio system."
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Reasons to buy the Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)

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Tighter turning radius
30.8 ft
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Average number of gears
6
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Leather
Standard
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OK drivetrain traction
rear-wheel drive
2011 Chrysler 200 LX

9.2

Runner-up

Chrysler 200 LX

starting from

$19,995

Reasons to buy the Chrysler 200 LX

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Has 2 rows of seats
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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Average number of airbags
5
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Good range on the highway
507 miles
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Winner: Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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  • Leather comes standard on the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top); the 200 LX only offers cloth seats
Road Tests 9.8 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Winner: Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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  • The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) can go more than 10% faster than the 200 LX, 134 mph vs 120 mph
  • Almost the same, 0.86 g vs 0.82 g
Cost 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Chrysler 200 LX Winner: 200 LX
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  • The best price we've seen is $10,450 cheaper (more than 30% less), $19,995 vs $30,445
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Underpowered
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 9.2 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Chrysler
200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
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Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top); the 200 LX only offers cloth seats

Road Tests

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200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Mazda
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0-60 mph 6.4 seconds vs 7.0 seconds The 200 LX has a good 0-60 time, but the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 123 ft vs 122 ft The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK
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1/4 mile 14.9 s @ 94 mph vs 15.4 s @ 91 mph The 200 LX's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)'s is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.86 g Both have unremarkable cornering abilities
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Top speed 120 mph vs 134 mph The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)'s top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the 200 LX is just OK

Cost

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200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
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MSRP $19,995 vs $30,445 The 200 LX has a great price and the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 21 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

Chrysler
200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Mazda
Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

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200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
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Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 3 The 200 LX has an OK number of airbags while the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has very few (missing Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the 200 LX; optional upgrade on the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Chrysler
200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
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Horsepower 173 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 158 HP @ 6,700 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has an OK number of gears, while the 200 LX has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 19.6 lb/hp vs 16.6 lb/hp The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has OK performance while the 200 LX gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.5 ft vs 30.8 ft The Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) can make tight turns, and the 200 LX is comparable to most other vehicles

Practicality

Chrysler
200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) Mazda
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Passengers 5 vs 2 The 200 LX has the usual number of seats, while the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has very few
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Highway driving range 507 miles vs 356 miles The 200 LX has great highway range, but the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) is very limited
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Cargo space 13.6 ft3 vs 5.3 ft3 The 200 LX has OK cargo room, while the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) has very little
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front seats 55.4 ft3 vs 49.1 ft3 The 200 LX has roomy front seats, but the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 200 LX's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Chrysler
200 LX
2011 Chrysler 200 LX
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Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top)'s satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Sport (Soft Top) 200 LX vs Miata MX-5 Sport (Soft Top)
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Touring (Soft Top) 200 LX vs Miata MX-5 Touring (Soft Top)
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Soft Top) 200 LX vs Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Soft Top)
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Touring (Hard Top) 200 LX vs Miata MX-5 Touring (Hard Top)
2011 Chrysler 200 LX 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Special Edition 200 LX vs Miata MX-5 Special Edition
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) 2011 Chrysler 200 Touring Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) vs 200 Touring
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) 2011 Chrysler 200 Limited Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) vs 200 Limited
2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) 2011 Chrysler 200 S Miata MX-5 Grand Touring (Hard Top) vs 200 S

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