Compare 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2015 Subaru BRZ

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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 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
$27,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,505
$28,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
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 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
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 53.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
157.3 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
49 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
91.7 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5.3 6.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2542 2824
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
325 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6700 200 @ 7000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
AT6 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5.0 -
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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