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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2022 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
MSRP
$30,495
Invoice
$28,901
Average Price Paid
$30,495
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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
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Limited RWD
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2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Mazda MX-5 Miata carries over its upgrades from the 2020 model year into 2021 with few additional changes. The rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sports car continues to be unique, not just fo...

2022 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

Partnerships in the car world aren’t all that uncommon, as there have been many instances of engine and technology sharing through the years. Not all that long ago, Subaru and Toyota p...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 4
  • Technology 4
  • Safety 5
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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Specs

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD
2022 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
34 MPG
27 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 11.9 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
181 hp @ 7,000 RPM
228 hp @ 7,000 RPM
228 hp @ 7,000 RPM
Torque
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
151 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 3,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,400 cc
2,400 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.29 in x 3.59 in
3.7 in x 3.39 in
3.7 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 43.1 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom -- 29.9 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 4.6 cu ft 6.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 404 lbs --
Exterior
Length 154.1 in 167.9 in
Width 68.3 in 69.9 in
Height 48.8 in 51.6 in
Wheelbase 90.9 in 101.4 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Club RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Machine Gray Paint Charge
  • POLYMETAL Gray
  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • BREMBO/BBS RECARO Package
  • Soul Red Crystal Paint Charge
2022 Subaru BRZ
Limited RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Ignition Red
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Sapphire Blue
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #2

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