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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2-Door Conv Automatic Club
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Club 21 28 $26,010 $27,505
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $27,091 $28,650
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 21 28 $24,803 $26,230
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,873 $32,655
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Club 21 28 $27,671 $29,265
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Automatic Grand Touring 21 28 $28,885 $30,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual 25th Anniversary Edition 21 28 $30,448 $32,205
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Club 21 28 $27,104 $28,665
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Hard Top Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $27,846 $29,450
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 21 28 $25,443 $26,905
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 21 28 $26,051 $27,550
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 22 28 $22,671 $23,970
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $24,700 $26,000
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 1.0 25 34 $29,536 $31,090
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $23,655 $24,900
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 1.0 22 30 $28,491 $29,990
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,307 $28,795
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,298 $27,695
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,514 $25,695
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Series.Blue 22 30 $27,968 $29,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,010
$24,700
$27,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,505
$26,000
$28,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$433 / month
$480 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.5 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.1 53.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4 4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1 37.1
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
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9 29.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9 6.9
Brakes
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 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
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
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 2806 2824
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 390 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130 130
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34 34
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.58 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.10 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.17 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut Strut
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.4 6.3 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
-

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