2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Subaru BRZ 

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2019 Subaru BRZ

Though others have tried, few sports cars are able to excite quite like the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. With premium styling, impeccable handling and potent strength, the coupe surprises with a remarkably affordable price bracket starting at $25,730. Join us as we put the prowess of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata to the test when we pit it against a familiar market rival – the 2019 Subaru BRZ.

The BRZ manages to take the lead in output, returning 205 hp compared to the Miata’s 181-hp SKYACTIV®-G. Still, this lead isn’t too impressive considering the Miata is known for its “handling over horsepower” attitude. You can get more details on performance in the table below.

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 


2019 Subaru BRZ 

$25,730 Starting MSRP $25,795
2.0L 4-cylinder  Engine  2.0L 4-cylinder 
26 city / 35 highway Fuel Efficiency 24 city / 33 highway 
5.7 seconds  Acceleration (0-60 mph) 6.4 seconds 

Comparing the Driver Experience Offered by the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2019 Subaru BRZ 

While the 2019 Subaru BRZ holds the lead in horsepower, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata snags first place in acceleration, fuel efficiency, suspension and handling. And though it goes without saying, the Miata’s convertible top is a solid plus on the side of Mazda.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata continues to prioritize the driver with an ergonomic cockpit and comfortable seating surfaces, plus a standard 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry and push-button start. The carefully crafted interior was designed with Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, using materials intended to excite and engage the senses.

Mazda has a thing for going all-out in its driver-assistance package and the Miata is no exception. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata lineup offers Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Smart City Brake Support, High Beam Control, a Lane Departure Warning System and a Traffic Sign Recognition System. The 2019 Subaru BRZ’s driver assistance package falters big time, offering a rearview camera and nothing more.

If you’re looking for a coupe that whirrs out horsepower but doesn’t do much else, the 2019 Subaru BRZ is a good choice. But for drivers looking for a vehicle that engages in every dimension, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata amazes with a multifaceted approach to the driving experience.

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