Compare 2016 Ford Mustang vs 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2016 Scion FR-S

2016 Ford Mustang
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2016 Scion FR-S
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2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang 2-Door Conv EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $33,211 $35,145
Mustang 2-Door Conv GT Premium 15 25 $39,591 $41,895
Mustang 2-Door Conv V6 17 28 $28,607 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $24,490 $25,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $28,014 $29,645
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $30,613 $32,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $34,393 $36,395
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
Mustang 2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $23,299 $24,145
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2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $25,085 $26,405
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 2.0 25 34 $29,079 $30,610
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $24,040 $25,305
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 2.0 22 30 $28,034 $29,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,211
$27,732
$25,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,145
$29,330
$26,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$489 / month
$440 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Mustang keeps its newfound finesse and pony-car attitude, blasting past its 50th year with a rorty new Shelby GT350 variant plus more ways to stand out from the crowd. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy. The 2016 Scion FR-S is the perfect affordable sports car for many, with just enough in the way of creature comforts to keep it livable as a daily driver as well.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 2 4
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 - 45.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.2 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 - 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
44.7 - 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
80.8 - 76.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.8 - 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 58.9 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 154.1 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 48.8 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 90.9 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 68.3 69.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 4.6 6.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 30.8 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T3H NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50WR18 P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T3H NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 2381 2806
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
320 @ 2500 148 @ 4600 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 (Est) 27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (Est) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 (Est) 36 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.17 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
44X AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.58 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 3.54 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 5.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 390
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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