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2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs 2018 Subaru BRZ

gray 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs blue 2018 Subaru BRZ

When you ask the average American driver to picture a roadster, there is often just one model that comes to mind. For decades, the Mazda Miata has been one of the most popular convertible sports cars in the country, and that's for good reason. The team here at Bert Ogden Edinburg Mazda wants you to shop informed, so we put together this comparison of the 2018 Mazda Miata RF vs the 2018 Subaru BRZ.

Both the Mazda Miata RF and the Subaru BRZ offer similar price points for the sports car market. Their compact roadster configurations are a blast to drive and don't break the bank with their approachable price points. For the 2018 model year, the Mazda Miata Rf has undergone a number of updates and upgrades. Keep reading this page below to see how these two exciting models stack up!

2018 Mazda Miata RF 


2018 Subaru BRZ 

2,863 lbs Total Vehicle Weight Rating 3,682 lbs
Standard on all trims Heated Front Seating Available on higher trims
Standard on all trims Blind Spot Monitoring Active Safety Feature Available on higher trims
27 city mpg / 36 highway mpg EPA- Estimated Fuel Economy 21 city mpg / 29 highway mpg

When taking performance into consideration, the Miata and the BRZ offer similar hardware. Both modes feature a standard 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive configuration for the ultimate sporty driving experience. The Subaru BRZ produces slightly more power. Though the Miata RF's engine output is slightly less, drivers will enjoy a slightly more fuel efficient drive. Drivers of both roadsters will enjoy standard LED headlights and 17" wheels. 

When looking at the chart above, you'll notice that the 2018 Mazda Miata RF is shorter and close to 1,000 pounds lighter than the 2018 Subaru BRZ. This is another aspect of the Miata RF that gets it its outstanding fuel economy specs.The Miata RF is a 2-seater roadster with premium standard amenities not found on the Subaru BRZ. These include:

  • Heated seating
  • Blind Spot Monitoring and other driver assistance features
  • Voice recognition infotainment
  • ... and so much more!

Test Drive the Mazda Miata RF in South Texas!

If you think it's time to get behind the wheel of an all-new Mazda Miata RF, then schedule a test drive online today. It's our job to get you behind the wheel of the car of your dreams, so contact us to make that happen!