Compare 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2015 Scion FR-S vs 2015 Subaru BRZ

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2015 Scion FR-S
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2015 Subaru BRZ
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Select style
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Sport 22 28 $22,671 $23,970
2-Door Convertible Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,803 $26,230
2-Door Convertible Manual Club 21 28 $25,443 $26,905
2-Door Convertible Automatic Club 21 28 $26,010 $27,505
2-Door Convertible Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,051 $27,550
2-Door Convertible Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,091 $28,650
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,104 $28,665
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,671 $29,265
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,846 $29,450
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,885 $30,550
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Manual 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,448 $32,205
2-Door Convertible Hard Top Automatic 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,873 $32,655
Select style
2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $23,655 $24,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $24,700 $26,000
2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 1.0 22 30 $28,491 $29,990
2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 1.0 25 34 $29,536 $31,090
Select style
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,514 $25,695
2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,298 $27,695
2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,307 $28,795
2-Door Coupe Manual Series.Blue 22 30 $27,968 $29,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,671
$23,655
$24,514
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,970
$24,900
$25,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$400 / month
$415 / month
$428 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is still the lightest, most fun-to-drive sports car you can buy for the money. The 2015 Scion FR-S is simple, straightforward, and well-executed, making it the perfect affordable sports car. The 2015 Subaru BRZ has the same excellent steering and handling that you can find in significantly more expensive sports cars, making it just as much fun in many cases.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9 41.9
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
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3 45.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35 35
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.5 76.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 69.9 69.9
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 50.6 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 101.2 101.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9 6.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4 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)
11.4 11.6 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR16 P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2480 2758 2764
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 390 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
MPI Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.10 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.44 3.44
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.63 3.63
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.54 1.54
Trans Type
5 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.77 0.77
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2 7.1 (Est)
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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