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

Compare the Ford Mustang against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Mustang, MX-5 Miata and FR-S 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 Mustang, MX-5 Miata and FR-S. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2013 Ford Mustang 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Ford Mustang 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Scion FR-S
     
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
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 Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Man (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $22,200 $23,720 $24,500
Invoice $20,924 $22,424 $23,275
Avg. Paid $18,363 $20,712 $19,629

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.3 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.4 9.8
Performance 8.0 9.0 8.9
Interior 7.4 6.5 8.0
Cost to Own 8.3 8.9 9.0
Safety 9.0 N/A 10.0
Reliability 3.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong acceleration
  • Better fuel economy than comparable rivals
  • Nimble handling
  • Communicative steering
  • Precise-shifting manual transmission
  • Agile handling
  • Supportive front seats
  • Responsive steering
Cons
  • Some cheap cabin surfaces
  • Small cabin for a sports car
  • Limited trunk space for the class

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.100 91.7 101.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.500 157.3 166.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.900 67.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.600 49.0 51.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3501 2447 2758

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard Standard
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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard 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 Standard Optional
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

Dimensions

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

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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 Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 3.7L/227 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 305 @ 6500 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 4250 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6600
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 33.400 30.8 35.400

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

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

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