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2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2015 Scion FR-S 2014 Ford Mustang
2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Sport
  • 2dr Conv Auto Sport
  • 2dr Conv Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Club
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto Grand Touring
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Man 25th Anniversary Edition
  • 2dr Conv Hard Top Auto 25th Anniversary Edition
2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man Release Series 1.0 (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Release Series 1.0 (Natl)
2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6
  • 2dr Cpe V6 Premium
  • 2dr Conv V6
  • 2dr Cpe GT
  • 2dr Conv V6 Premium
  • 2dr Cpe GT Premium
  • 2dr Conv GT
  • 2dr Conv GT Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500

Prices

MSRP $23,970 $24,900 $22,510
Invoice $22,671 $23,655 $21,215
Avg. Paid $24,263 $25,630 $22,730

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.5 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.3 9.2
Performance 9.3 9.2 8.4
Interior 6.4 7.4 7.0
Safety N/A 9.3 9.0
Reliability N/A N/A 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Manual transmission's light clutch and precise shifter
  • Agile handling
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • Powerful base engine
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
Cons
  • Limited trunk and cabin space
  • Small cargo hold
  • Some cheap interior materials
  • Confusing tech features

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded H-4 2.0 L/122 Regular Unleaded V-6 3.7 L/228
MPG 22 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Convertible Coupe Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 91.7 101.2 107.1
Length, Overall (in) 157.3 166.7 188.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 69.9 73.9
Height, Overall (in) 49 50.6 55.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Optional
Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2480 2758 3501

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Optional Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Optional Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2 4 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 76.5 81
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 37.1 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 41.9 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.5 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 50.6 53.1 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 35 34.7
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 47.8
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 46.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 5.3 6.9 13.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 3.7 L/228
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000 305 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400 280 @ 4250
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 30.8 35.4 33.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 (Est) 22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 (Est) 30 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.7 13.2 16

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard