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 Fastback V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Fastback V6 17 28 $23,299 $24,145
2-Door Fastback EcoBoost 22 31 $24,490 $25,645
2-Door Convertible V6 17 28 $28,607 $29,645
2-Door Fastback EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $28,014 $29,645
2-Door Fastback GT 15 25 $30,613 $32,395
2-Door Convertible EcoBoost Premium 22 31 $33,211 $35,145
2-Door Fastback GT Premium 15 25 $34,393 $36,395
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 25 $39,591 $41,895
2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
2-Door Fastback Shelby GT350R 14 21 $45,166 $47,795
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2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
Select style
2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $24,040 $25,305
2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $25,085 $26,405
2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 2.0 22 30 $28,034 $29,510
2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 2.0 25 34 $29,079 $30,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,299
$23,563
$24,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,145
$24,915
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$402 / month
$415 / month
$422 / 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
17 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 52 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
30.6 - 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2 4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 - 45.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 52.2 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
34.8 - 35
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 - 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 - 76.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 90.9 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 68.3 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 58.9 59.8
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 154.1 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 48.6 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 4.6 6.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 11.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 30.8 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P195/50VR16 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P195/50VR16 P215/45WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3526 2332 2758
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
3.7 L/227 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 4000 148 @ 4600 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
99M NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 27 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.87 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 2.04 1.54
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.70 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.54 2.99 2.19
Trans Order Code
44X NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.59 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24 5.09 3.63
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S
Body Style
Fastback Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 5.9 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 390
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
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
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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