Compare 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2020 Subaru BRZ
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100th Anniversary Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Automatic 26 35 $31,373 $33,195
MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Manual 26 34 $30,878 $32,670
MX-5 Miata Club Automatic 26 35 $29,196 $30,890
MX-5 Miata Club Manual 26 34 $28,628 $30,290
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $30,428 $32,195
MX-5 Miata Grand Touring Manual 26 34 $29,933 $31,670
MX-5 Miata Sport Automatic 26 35 $26,400 $27,930
MX-5 Miata Sport Manual 26 34 $25,125 $26,580
MX-5 Miata RF 100th Anniversary Automatic N/A N/A $33,787 $35,750
MX-5 Miata RF 100th Anniversary Manual N/A N/A $33,478 $35,425
MX-5 Miata RF Club Automatic N/A N/A $31,797 $33,645
MX-5 Miata RF Club Manual N/A N/A $31,229 $33,045
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Automatic N/A N/A $32,843 $34,750
MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring Manual N/A N/A $32,534 $34,425
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Limited Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
BRZ Limited Automatic 24 33 $28,270 $29,945
BRZ Limited Manual 21 29 $27,367 $28,845
BRZ tS Manual 20 27 $29,831 $31,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,373
$28,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$29,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Affordable fun remains the 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata’s calling card, and we can’t get enough of it. Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
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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 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 52
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)
2403 2840
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
151 @ 4000 151 @ 6400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
181 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 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)
3.58 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 6.6
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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