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Compare Dodge Challenger vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Scion FR-S

Compare the Dodge Challenger against the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Challenger, 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 Challenger, 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 Dodge Challenger 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Dodge Challenger 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2013 Scion FR-S
     
2dr Cpe SXT
  • 2dr Cpe SXT
  • 2dr Cpe SXT Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Rallye Redline
  • 2dr Cpe R/T
  • 2dr Cpe R/T Plus
  • 2dr Cpe R/T Classic
  • 2dr Cpe SRT8 Core
  • 2dr Cpe SRT8
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 $26,295 $23,720 $24,500
Invoice $25,317 $22,424 $23,275
Avg. Paid $21,605 $20,712 $19,629

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.3 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.4 9.8
Performance 7.8 9.0 8.9
Interior 7.4 6.5 8.0
Cost to Own 8.4 8.9 9.0
Safety 9.4 N/A 10.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Adult-friendly back seat
  • Nimble handling
  • Communicative steering
  • Precise-shifting manual transmission
  • Agile handling
  • Supportive front seats
  • Responsive steering
Cons
  • Bland interior design
  • Lackluster handling compared with rivals
  • Small cabin for a sports car
  • Limited trunk space for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 22 City / 28 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.000 91.7 101.2
Length, Overall (in) 197.700 157.3 166.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.700 67.7 69.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.100 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) 3834 2447 2758

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 2 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.500 - TBD - 76.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 37.4 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.000 43.1 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.200 53.2 54.5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.600 50.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.400 35.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.600 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.900 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 48.600 45.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 16.200 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 Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard 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 Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard 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
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential 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 3.6L/220 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 305 @ 6350 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 268 @ 4800 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6600
Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Turning diameter 38.900 30.8 35.400

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.500 12.7 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Five-Link

Transmission

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