Compare the BRZ to the FR-S & MX-5


Looking for an All-Thrills, No Frills New Ride? See How the Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Mazda MX-5 Miata Compare

If you're the kind of driver with a passion for driving for driving's sake, a performance-oriented ride such as the 2016 Subaru BRZ, the 2016 Scion FR-S, or the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata is probably right up your alley. And while the decision is of course yours, and yours alone to make, we here at Irvine Subaru believe the BRZ to be the best blend of the sporty performance you crave with daily driving practicality.

Take a look at our comparison below to see how the three options stack up. Then, stop by our Lake Forest, CA store the next time you're the area for a test drive of the wholeheartedly thrilling new 2016 Subaru BRZ.

2016 Subaru BRZ vs. 2016 Scion FR-S in Irvine, Orange County

In many ways, the new BRZ and Scion FR-S are near-identical twins. Not only are they aesthetically similar, but their inside measurements are virtually identical, and both cars come with a 2.0-liter horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine with combination port and direct injection, each of which is capable of producing a stout 200 horsepower. However, their differences--though ever-so-slight indeed--give the Subaru offering a minor advantage over its Scion counterpart.

  • Their dimensions are the same, but the BRZ manages a tighter curb-to-curb turning circle than that of the FR-S, allowing for improved maneuverability.
  • The BRZ is available with two pre-configured trim levels, while the FR-S is available in a single "mono-spec" trim which requires all additional features to be purchased a la carte.
  • The new BRZ comes with standard voice-activated navigation, an upgraded stereo, and Bluetooth®, while you will have to pay up for these same features in the Scion FR-S.

2016 Subaru BR-Z vs. 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata in Irvine, Orange County

  • The Subaru BR-Z has a lower MSRP than that of the MX-5 Miata Club Power Hard Top 6AT.
  • The 2.0L H4 engine of the BRZ generates a whopping 200 horsepower at 7000 RPM, while the 2.0L I4 of the Miata is only able to pump out 158 horsepower at  6700 RPM.
  • Opt for the 2016 BRZ for additional cubic feet of cargo volume over that of the MX-5.
s for smoother and more efficient performance. Lake Forest and Orange County drivers who pay our showroom a visit for a test drive are floored by the car's instantaneous acceleration which provides a marriage of both power and efficiency.

Safety is always at the forefront of Subaru design, and the BRZ is no exception to the rule. Standard vehicle stability control, smart braking systems, and the BRZ advanced protection system which comes with six airbags as well as an array of reinforcements for protection in the case of a collision--all of these intelligently engineered and meticulously tested innovations provide invaluable peace of mind for both you and your passengers on each and every journey.

Adrenaline-seekers looking to take their automotive endeavors to new altitudes of performance and style should come by our Subaru dealership serving Tustin and Anaheim for a closer look at the simply thrilling new Subaru BRZ.

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