Compare Scion FR-S vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Ford Mustang

Compare the Scion FR-S against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Ford Mustang. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the FR-S, MX-5 Miata and Mustang stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new FR-S, MX-5 Miata and Mustang. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Scion FR-S 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Scion FR-S 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Ford Mustang
2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)
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 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 Boss 302
  • 2dr Cpe Shelby GT500
  • 2dr Conv Shelby GT500


MSRP $24,500 $23,720 $22,200
Invoice $23,275 $22,424 $20,924
Avg. Paid $19,629 $18,811 $18,363

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.0 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.8 9.1 9.1
Performance 8.9 9.2 8.0
Interior 8.0 6.6 7.4
Cost to Own 9.0 8.9 8.3
Safety 10.0 N/A 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Agile handling
  • Supportive front seats
  • Responsive steering
  • Athletic handling
  • Strong acceleration
  • Better fuel economy than comparable rivals
  • Limited trunk space for the class
  • Seats too narrow for comfort
  • Some cheap cabin surfaces

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Gas V6 3.7L/227
MPG 22 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 19 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe


Wheelbase(in) 101.2 91.7 107.100
Length, Overall (in) 166.7 157.3 188.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 67.7 73.900
Height, Overall (in) 51.2 49 55.600

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2758 2480 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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Optional
HID headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Optional 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


Passenger Capacity 4 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 76.5 83.300
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 37.4 38.500
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 43.1 42.400
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 53.2 55.300
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 50.6 53.400
Second Head Room (in) 35.0 34.700
Second Leg Room (in) 29.9 29.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 47.800
Second Hip Room (in) 45.3 46.800
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 5.3 13.400


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 Optional
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional


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



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


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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard


Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0 L/122 3.7L/227
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 200 @ 7000 167 @ 7000 305 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 151 @ 6600 140 @ 5000 280 @ 4250
Transmission Manual Manual w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.400 30.8 33.400


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22 (Est) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28 (Est) 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7 16.000


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link


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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.