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Compare 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2013 Scion FR-S vs 2013 Subaru BRZ

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2013 Scion FR-S
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2013 Subaru BRZ
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Select style
2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 21 28 $25,809 $27,305
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $26,893 $28,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,558 $25,980
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,473 $29,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,687 $30,350
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $26,906 $28,465
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,648 $29,250
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,244 $26,705
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $25,854 $27,350
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $22,424 $23,720
Select style
2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $24,320 $25,600
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 10 Series 25 34 $27,241 $28,675
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $23,275 $24,500
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 10 Series 22 30 $26,053 $27,425
Select style
2-Door Coupe Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Limited Automatic 25 34 $27,121 $28,595
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Limited Manual 22 30 $26,112 $27,495
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Premium Automatic 25 34 $25,336 $26,595
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Premium Manual 22 30 $24,327 $25,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,809
$24,320
$27,121
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,305
$25,600
$28,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$427 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you want a light and lean open-top sports car that's fun at legal speeds, the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata is it--and it's reasonably practical. The 2013 Scion FR-S is the real deal: a sports car, built simply, at an affordable price. The 2013 Subaru BRZ shows that simplicity and leanness can provide more driving thrills than complex, high-horsepower sports cars costing several times as much.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seater Minicompact Subcompact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.1 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.5 54.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 76.5 76.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9 41.9
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3 45.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.0 35.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.8 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.9 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 166.7 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
49.0 51.2 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 101.2 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 69.9 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 - TBD - 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)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.600 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
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)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.400 x - TBD - 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.480 2.48
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
32.8 - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 13.100 13.12
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.400 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45R17 P215/45R17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45R17 P215/45R17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 2806 2822
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 151 @ 6600 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25 25
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.060 2.060
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.100 4.100
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.582 0.582 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.538 3.538 3.538
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.404 1.404 1.404
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.713 0.713 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.168 3.168 3.168
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.551 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.708 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7 - TBD -

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