Compare 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 Subaru BRZ
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Club Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $27,921 $29,530
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 33 $27,232 $28,800
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 33 $28,427 $30,065
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $24,960 $26,395
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 33 $23,562 $24,915
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic 27 36 $30,523 $32,285
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual 27 34 $29,834 $31,555
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $31,977 $33,825
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual 27 34 $30,839 $32,620
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Automatic 27 36 $33,016 $34,925
MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition Manual 27 34 $31,879 $33,720
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $27,127 $28,745
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $26,251 $27,645
BRZ Premium Manual 21 29 $24,327 $25,495
BRZ Series.Yellow Manual 21 29 $28,157 $29,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,921
$27,127
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,530
$28,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$479 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers back-to-basics sports car fun in the classic roadster or the new RF body styles. The 2017 Subaru BRZ is a great-handling sports car with big value for the dollar; it's just not very fast.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
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, Rear (in)
59.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.6 6.9
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
30.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45WR17 P215/45WR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2381 2835
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 200 @ 7000
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.5
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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