Compare 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2017 Subaru BRZ vs 2017 Toyota 86

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2017 Subaru BRZ
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2017 Toyota 86
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
860 Special Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
86 860 Special Edition Automatic 24 32 $28,383 $29,875
86 860 Special Edition Manual 21 28 $27,699 $29,155
86 Automatic 24 32 $25,628 $26,975
86 Manual 21 28 $24,943 $26,255

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,921
$27,127
$28,383

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,530
$28,745
$29,875

Monthly Payment Estimate

$492 / month
$479 / month
$498 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
6.5
6.3

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. The 2017 Toyota 86 isn't about power, but it is about fun, and it has just enough creature comforts to make it livable as a daily driver.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 33 mpg 32 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 35.4 36.1

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 2835 2815

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)

26 24 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 27 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 33 32

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 Subaru BRZ Toyota 86

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

6.1 6.5 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

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

- -- --

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

-

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