Compare 2017 Ford Mustang vs 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Toyota 86

2017 Ford Mustang
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2017 Toyota 86
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Select style
EcoBoost Fastback
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 30 $25,016 $26,195
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 21 27 $33,732 $35,695
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 30 $28,534 $30,195
Mustang GT Fastback 15 25 $31,369 $33,195
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 14 23 $40,347 $42,695
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 25 $35,149 $37,195
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $51,828 $54,845
Mustang V6 Convertible 17 28 $29,612 $30,685
Mustang V6 Fastback 18 27 $24,304 $25,185
Select style
Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $27,921 $29,530
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,232 $28,800
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Automatic 27 36 $33,016 $34,925
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Manual 27 34 $31,879 $33,720
Select style
860 Special Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
86 860 Special Edition Automatic 24 32 $28,383 $29,875
86 860 Special Edition Manual 21 28 $27,699 $29,155
86 Automatic 24 32 $25,628 $26,975
86 Manual 21 28 $24,943 $26,255
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,016
$27,921
$28,383
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,195
$29,530
$29,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$437 / month
$492 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.8
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much. The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles. The 2017 Toyota 86 isn't about power, but it is about fun, and it has just enough creature comforts to make it livable as a daily driver.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg 32 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 48.8 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.9 59.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 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)
15.5 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
T3H NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3532 2381 2815
Wheels
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
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
Engine
Displacement
2.3 L/140 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5500 155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata Toyota 86
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
7.3 6.1 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 390
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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