The Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is heralded by consumers and critics alike, with it earning the prestigious 2018 Car and Driver 10Best Car award. It's a great choice for sports car shoppers who desire the style, luxury, and performance of the marque sports cars, but don't want to fork over the kind of money that those nameplates command. One of the competitors of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is the Subaru BRZ. See which sports car comes out on top in this 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs 2018 Subaru BRZ comparison.
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is very fun-to-drive, especially with its agile handling and lightweight and aerodynamic design. Mazda's engineers managed to significantly reduce the weight of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF below the previous generation-model, with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of only 2,485 pounds. In comparison, the 2018 Subaru BRZ has a much heavier GVWR of 3,682 pounds. With its sophisticated SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF delivers a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency, with an estimated fuel economy of up to 26 city/35 hwy mpg. In comparison, the 2018 Subaru BRZ only gets an estimated 21 city/29 hwy mpg.
|2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club AT||VS||2018 Subaru BRZ Premium AT|
|2,485 pounds||Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||3,682 pounds|
|26 city/35 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy||21 city/29 hwy mpg|
Another advantage of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is its state-of-the-art retractable roof. When you want to enjoy some fresh air and a good view of your surroundings, all you have to do is press the power switch, and the power-folding hardtop opens in only 13 seconds. Closing it takes the same amount of time. Inside the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, you can enjoy the comfort of the standard heated seats. In comparison, heated seats are only available for the higher-grade Subaru BRZ models. Also, staying connected and entertained while on your trips in the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is made easy with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system and BOSE® 9-speaker audio system.
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