2020 Subaru BRZ vs. Its Competition

2020 Subaru BRZ
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Toyota 86—formerly Scion FR-S—is the BRZ’s twin by all accounts and offers the same performance with slightly different styling.

Both the Fiat 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Miata ride on a shared platform with sharp moves, but the Fiat does things with Italian panache while the Mazda is back-to-basics fun.

If a bit more space is of the essence, both the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang have pleasing driving dynamics, and come in thrifty turbo-4 configurations, as well as both a coupe and convertible.

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Quick Specs
5.8
Like a featherweight champion, the 2020 Subaru BRZ proves lighter and smaller can sometimes be superior.
5.8
The 2020 Chevrolet Camaro remains an engaging sports car in a pony car body.
6.2
The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.
5.8
The 2020 Toyota 86 has its flaws, but it's still a fun small sports coupe.
5.6
It’s fun and it’s flawed, but we still love the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider’s Italian looks and Japanese build quality.
MSRP From     
$28,845$25,000$26,670$26,580$27,060$25,390
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded H-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/APremium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsN/AMinicompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name     
Limited Manual2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost FastbackN/AManual (SE)Classica Convertible
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444N/A42
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupeFastbackN/ACoupeConvertible
Transmission     
Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODN/AManual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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