Compare 2018 Ford Mustang vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2018 Toyota 86

2018 Ford Mustang
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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2018 Toyota 86
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EcoBoost Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 20 28 $29,777 $31,180
Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 21 31 $24,524 $25,680
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible 20 28 $34,204 $36,195
Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback 21 31 $29,007 $30,695
Mustang GT Fastback 15 24 $33,255 $35,190
Mustang GT Premium Convertible 14 23 $42,232 $44,690
Mustang GT Premium Fastback 15 24 $37,035 $39,190
Mustang Shelby GT350 Fastback 14 21 $52,863 $55,940
Mustang Shelby GT350R Fastback 14 21 $52,863 $55,940
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
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Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
86 Automatic 24 32 $25,818 $27,175
86 GT Automatic 24 32 $27,841 $29,305
86 GT Automatic w/Black Accents 24 32 $27,841 $29,305
86 GT Manual 21 28 $27,157 $28,585
86 GT Manual w/Black Accents 21 28 $27,157 $28,585
86 Manual 21 28 $25,133 $26,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,777
$28,134
$25,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,180
$29,755
$27,175
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$496 / month
$453 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
6.4
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Athletic performance, decent fuel economy, and surprising technology make the 2018 Ford Mustang even better. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car. The 2018 Toyota 86 is a thrilling entry sports car at an affordable price. We wholeheartedly appreciate its enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 4.6 6.9
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.5 11.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 30.8 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55WR17 P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55WR17 P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3642 2381 2815
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
350 @ 3000 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
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (Est) 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 (Est) 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 26 24
Transmission
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
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 NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Mustang Mazda MX-5 Miata Toyota 86
Body Style
Convertible Convertible Coupe
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 (Est) 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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