Compare 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Subaru BRZ

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2017 Subaru BRZ
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 33 $23,562 $24,915
Automatic Sport 26 35 $24,960 $26,395
Manual Club 26 33 $27,232 $28,800
Automatic Club 26 35 $27,921 $29,530
Manual Grand Touring 26 33 $28,427 $30,065
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
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Manual Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Premium 21 29 $24,327 $25,495
Manual Limited 21 29 $26,251 $27,645
Automatic Limited 24 33 $27,127 $28,745
Manual Series.Yellow 21 29 $28,157 $29,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,562
$24,327
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,915
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$425 / 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 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
- 35
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 76.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 45.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
154.1 166.7
Height, Overall (in)
48.6 50.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
90.9 101.2
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
P195/50VR16 P215/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16 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)
2332 2785
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 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 156 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 205 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.70 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.99 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.59 1.21
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.09 3.63
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.87 4.30
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.54
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda MX-5 Miata Subaru BRZ
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
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
6.0 7.4
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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