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 Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9 41.9
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
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
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 101.2 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.9 69.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 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 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)
11.9 13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 36.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2381 2806 2824
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390 390
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Scion FR-S Subaru BRZ
Body Style
Convertible Coupe Coupe
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
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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