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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Its Competition

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If you want a traditional front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout in a small, light sports car, there aren't many options.

But with this year's introduction of the new Subaru BRZ and closely related Scion FR-S sports cars, you now have a few more options.

The Scion and Subaru have some of the same minimalist appeal as the Miata, and they're a blast to drive, but they won't be offered as convertibles for another year or two.

Otherwise, the Nissan 370Z is a bit bigger and with its large V-6 it's not subtle.

Although it's front-wheel-drive, the MINI Cooper Convertible offers somewhat similar performance, and is even more powerful in turbocharged form.

Jumping into a much higher price category, the Porsche Boxster is a top model that's great for track days and touring alike.

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The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the lightest, leanest sports roadster you can buy for small-time money today--and it has a rich history of happy owners.
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The 2014 Nissan 370Z continues to deliver good value and big sports car grins.
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The 2014 Porsche Boxster defines the luxury sports roadster segment with its power, grace, and style.
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The 2014 Subaru BRZ can be every bit as thrilling as more powerful, more expensive sports cars. Its light weight, direct steering and excellent suspension make it a blast to drive.
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Simply built and beautifully executed, the 2014 Scion FR-S is a true sports car.
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