The 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. the 2014 Subaru BRZ
With a small body, tight handling, and wildly fun-to-drive performance, the 2014 Mazda MX-5 continues to be a favorite around Bradenton and Tampa. A great alternative to larger American style muscle cars, it holds a special place in the hearts of sports car enthusiasts all over the world.
Both the 2014 Subaru BRZ and the Mazda MX-5 compete for a top spot in the RWD compact sports car class. Both can be found on the drifting track, but the MX-5 has its fans for some very specific reasons.
All in the Handling
It’s difficult to compare the MX-5 with the Subaru BRZ on numbers alone. The BRZ comes equipped with a 200 hp 2.0L four-cylinder engine, helping to compensate for its 600 pound+ weight disadvantage on the MX-5. Weighing just under 3100 pounds, the 167 hp 2.0L on the MX-5 is perfectly suited to high performance.
And thanks to its lower weight, the MX-5 rides in a much different way than the heavier BRZ. All in all, many drivers say that the MX-5 is just more fun to drive. With a light body, it acts more responsively with steering and can easily take the corners.
Besides the improved performance, both vehicles come with many of the same standard features. The MX-5 also has several standard options that do not come standard on the BRZ. This includes:
- Fog lights
- Halogen headlights
- Variable Assist steering
Test Drive the MX-5 Miata at Cox Mazda in Bradenton
Feel like getting behind the wheel of the MX-5? We encourage you to stop by our dealership for a test drive! Cox Mazda is located at 3101 Cortez Road W, in Bradenton, a short trip from many different communities around the Sarasota, Tampa, and St. Petersburg areas.