Compare 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2013 Subaru BRZ

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2013 Subaru BRZ
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
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2-Door Coupe Manual Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,327 $25,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium 25 34 $25,336 $26,595
2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,112 $27,495
2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,121 $28,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,424
$24,327
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,720
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical. The 2013 Subaru BRZ shows that simplicity and leanness can provide more driving thrills than complex, high-horsepower sports cars costing several times as much.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 76.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.12
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R16 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R16 P215/45WR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2447 2762
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.814 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.758 3.437
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.188
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.100
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.213
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.767
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.136 3.626
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.541
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 5.9

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