Compare 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2015 Subaru BRZ

2016 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 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 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
$27,732
$27,307
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,330
$28,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$480 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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 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
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 35
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 6.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 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)
2381 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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4600 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.54
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
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
5.9 6.3 (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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