The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. the 2014 Scion FR-S


2014 Mazda MX-5 MiataIf you’re looking for a car that’s fun and thrilling to drive, one of the best options has long been the Mazda MX-5. Small and agile, the current 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers performance perfect for its size, as well as superb handling. It also offers a streamlined design and a full suite of excellent features.

The 2014 Scion FR-S has been credited as also offering a fun, small sports car experience, but how does it add up to the MX-5 Miata? Both vehicles come with a similar starting price, as well as have similar sizes.  Since it’s tough to compare numbers on these nimble roadsters, it all comes down to how they drive. Here’s how they match up.

Performance and Handling

Just to reiterate, it’s tough to compare the MX-5 and the Scion FR-S; the MX-5 accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds, while the Scion goes from 0-60 mph in the 6.2. That’s not too different. The difference, of course, is in the feel.

While the FR-S tends to drift a bit around corners, the MX-5 sticks to them, offering extremely tight handling. Critics have said that the MX-5 is able to better carry speed through corners, and offers extremely responsive handling.

Test Drive the MX-5 at Cox Mazda in Bradenton

Interested in taking the MX-5 for a spin around Bradenton? We encourage you to stop by our dealership at 3101 Cortez Road W. and learn more. Cox Mazda is just a short drive from many different communities around the Bradenton area, including Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg.

For over 80 years, our family has been serving the Suncoast area with great cars and great service. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call. Our team is here to help you find a car you’ll love to drive for many years to come!