2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Its Competition

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

It’s not cheap to produce an affordable sports car, nor is it easy to sell them, which is why car companies team up to tease enthusiasts into the brand.

The Toyota and Subaru partnership bears a second generation of sport coupes in the tossable Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ—the only rear-wheel-drive vehicle in the Subaru lineup—with more power and upgraded suspension tuning for the redesigned 2022 models.

Toyota partnered with BMW to resurrect the Supra as a coupe, while the Z4 roadster remains as the only real competitor to the Miata, and the price gap has narrowed.

The best Miata tempts us to run the numbers again on a Porsche 718 Boxster that starts at about $63,000.

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2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.02021 Porsche 718
#8 in Coupes
2021 Toyota Supra2021 Toyota Supra
Quick Specs
5.8
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata two-seat roadster looks and feels like no other car on the road.
6.0
Additional power ramps up the fun, and now buyers can opt for a 2022 Subaru BRZ that drifts or sticks to the pavement.
6.0
The 2022 Toyota GR86 tops up its power tank, but trackworthy handling still earns its top marks.
6.8
The 2021 BMW Z4 begs for a sunny-day romp like few other cars.
7.0
The Porsche 718 is a joy to drive in any form and additional performance equipment makes it a track star.
6.2
The 2021 Toyota Supra gains a less powerful, more intriguing turbo-4 edition.
MSRP From     
Coming Soon$27,995$27,700$49,700$62,000$43,090
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/APremium Unleaded H-4N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AMinicompact CarsN/ATwo SeatersTwo SeatersTwo Seaters
Style Name     
N/APremium ManualN/AsDrive30i RoadsterCoupe2.0 Automatic (GS)
Drivetrain     
N/ARear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A4N/A222
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ACoupeN/ARoadsterCoupeCoupe
Transmission     
N/AManual w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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