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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2014 Ford Mustang 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2015 Scion FR-S
2014 Ford Mustang 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2015 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 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)
  • 2dr Cpe Man Release Series 1.0 (Natl)
  • 2dr Cpe Auto Release Series 1.0 (Natl)


MSRP $22,510 $23,970 $24,900
Invoice $21,215 $22,671 $23,655
Avg. Paid $19,685 $23,696 $25,055

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.6 8.6
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.1 9.4
Performance 8.4 9.3 9.2
Interior 7.0 6.4 7.4
Safety 9.0 N/A 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 2.5
Cost to Own 8.4 N/A N/A

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Good trunk space for the class
  • Athletic handling
  • Manual transmission's light clutch and precise shifter
  • Agile handling
  • Comfortable, supportive front seats
  • Cheap cabin materials
  • Limited trunk and cabin space
  • Small cargo hold

General Specs

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



Body Style Coupe Convertible Coupe


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

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3501 2480 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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Optional Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Optional Standard
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
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.) 81 76.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.1 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 53.2 54.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 50.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 34.7 35
Second Leg Room (in) 29.8 29.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.8 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 46.8 45.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.4 5.3 6.9


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 Optional Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard 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 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-4
Displacement 3.7 L/228 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 305 @ 6500 167 @ 7000 200 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 280 @ 4250 140 @ 5000 151 @ 6400
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 33.4 30.8 35.4


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 12.7 13.2


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


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.