Compare 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2016 Scion FR-S vs 2016 Subaru BRZ

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2016 Scion FR-S
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2016 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 27 36 $27,732 $29,330
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Grand Touring 27 36 $29,565 $31,270
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Automatic Sport 27 36 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Club 27 34 $27,042 $28,600
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Grand Touring 27 34 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata 2-Door Conv Manual Sport 27 34 $23,563 $24,915
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic 25 34 $25,085 $26,405
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Automatic Release Series 2.0 25 34 $29,079 $30,610
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual 22 30 $24,040 $25,305
FR-S 2-Door Coupe Manual Release Series 2.0 22 30 $28,034 $29,510
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2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Automatic Limited 25 34 $27,027 $28,495
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Limited 22 30 $26,019 $27,395
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium 22 30 $24,234 $25,395
BRZ 2-Door Coupe Manual Series.HyperBlue 22 30 $26,293 $27,690

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,732
$25,085
$27,027

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,330
$26,405
$28,495

Monthly Payment Estimate

$489 / month
$440 / month
$475 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shouldn’t disappoint driving purists, yet it’s been reformulated for a new generation to enjoy. The 2016 Scion FR-S is the perfect affordable sports car for many, with just enough in the way of creature comforts to keep it livable as a daily driver as well. The Subaru BRZ is just as much fun as high-priced sports cars in many cases, at a small fraction of the price; and it's reasonably practical.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Minicompact Cars Minicompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

52 53.1 53.1

Front Head Room (in)

37.4 37.1 37.1

Passenger Capacity

2 4 4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.2 54.5 54.5

Front Leg Room (in)

43.1 41.9 41.9

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 76.5 76.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

- 51.7 51.7

Second Leg Room (in)

- 29.9 29.9

Second Hip Room (in)

- 45.3 45.3

Second Head Room (in)

- 35 35

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

58.9 59.8 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.3 4.9 4.9

Length, Overall (in)

154.1 166.7 166.7

Height, Overall (in)

48.8 50.6 50.6

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.2 60.6 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

90.9 101.2 101.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.3 69.9 69.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

4.6 6.9 6.9

Brakes

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 11.6 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)

11.9 13.2 13.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

30.8 36.1 35.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17 P215/45WR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2381 2806 2824

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7 17 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 130 130

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 390 390

Engine

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

148 @ 4600 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

155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 25 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 28 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 34 34

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.06 2.06 2.06

Trans Order Code

AT6 NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

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)

3.45 4.10 4.10

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.40 1.40 1.40

Trans Type

6 6 6

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ

Body Style

Convertible Coupe Coupe

Suspension

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

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 6.3 6.3

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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