On the streets of California, where speed is the key to life, how can one not have a car that is fat on wheels? When it comes to street sportscars, the competition curve is tight. However, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2022 Subaru BRZ are most likely to head-on due to unmatched performance and driving abilities. We have outlined a brief comparison between the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the 2022 Subaru BRZ to help you understand which between these two efficient sportscars can cater best to your daily driving needs.
2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2022 Subaru BRZ
|2.0-liter SKYACTIV® Inline-4 engine
2.4-Liter Direct-Injection SUBARU BOXER engine
| SKYACTIV®-MT six-speed
||Transmission||Six-speed auto with paddle shifters|
||0 to 60 MPH||5.5 seconds|
||Combined Fuel Economy||24 MPG|
Though we are comparing the 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata with the 2022 rendition of the Subaru BRZ, the MX-5 Miata still wins the race in many aspects. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata is small, safe, and loaded with features. It has a fashionable design and a high-quality interior, but most significantly, it has a technologically elegant and economic engine. The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata's 2.0-liter SKYACTIV® Inline-4 engine produces 181 horsepower @ 7000 RPM and 151 lb-feet of torque @ 4000 RPM. The car gets a fuel economy rating of 26 MPG within city limits, 35 MPG on freeways, and 30 MPG combined when adequately maintained. Aren't those incredible numbers for a sports car?
When it comes to safety, the 2021 Mazda MX-5 houses airbags, Smart City Brake Support, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning System, Rearview Camera, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, among other safety and driver-assistance technology.