2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 vs 2016 Scion FR-S in Downers Grove, IL

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Are you looking for the sporty style of a two-seat sports car but haven't decided what model has the quickness and nimble performance you've been dreaming of? Two of the most celebrated compact sports cars available to drivers in and around the Downers Grove, IL area, the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 and the 2016 Scion FR-S, are two high-performance vehicles that are extremely fun to drive. While each sports coupe has its own set of highlights, there are several differences between the two that we feel are worth considering before you make your final decision.

After you've taken a few moments to review the information we've provided below, please feel free to give us a call at (630) 964-9500 or visit our new vehicle inventory where you'll have easy access to all of the sports coupes we have available at our Mazda dealership in Downers Grove, IL.

For this comparison article we will be taking a close look at the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 Sport and the 2016 Scion FR-S Two Door Coupe.

2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 vs. 2016 Scion FR-S: Performance & Features

Though both the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 and the 2016 Scion FR-S are made with high performance engines, our experts prefer the 2.0L I4 engine inside of the Miata MX-5 to the 2.0L I4 engine that comes with the FR-S because of its additional fuel economy.

Mazda Miata MX-5ModelScion FR-S
2.0L I4Engine2.0L I4
27/34 MPGMPG City/Highway22/30 MPG

Even though both sports cars feature Bluetooth® wireless technology, HD radio, heated and cooled seats, and premium sound systems, we still prefer the features in the Miata MX-5. Unavailable with the Scion FR-S, navigation, satellite radio, and leather upholstery all come standard with the Mazda Miata MX-5.

In terms of safety, both the Mazda Miata MX-5 and the Scion FR-S feature anti-lock brakes, side curtain airbags, stability control, and traction control, all of which have been designed to keep you and your passengers safe on Downers Grove, IL roads. While both are designed to be secure, only the Miata MX-5 features an anti-theft system designed to keep your vehicle safe.

2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 vs. 2016 Scion FR-S: Exterior & Interior Design

Breathtakingly designed, the exteriors of the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 and the 2016 Scion FR-S are sure to turn heads in the Downers Grove, IL area. While both seamlessly combine function with superior aesthetics, the body of the Miata MX-5 is truly a work of art.

2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 exterior features include:

  • Rear combination Heritage lamps
  • High-rising front fender edges
  • Low hood for accurate tire placement
  • Expanded field of vision
  • Parabolic LED high beams

The impeccable design of the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 edges out the 2016 Scion FR-S with an incredibly comfortable interior that's packed with modern conveniences. The KODO motif that makes up the cabin of the Mazda Miata MX-5 provides the ultimate in comfort.

Additional Mazda Miata MX-5 interior features include: 

  • Three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and speed controls
  • Full instrumentation
  • Trip computer
  • Manual air conditioning

Test Drive the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 in Downers Grove, IL Today!

For more information on the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 or scheduling a test drive appointment at our Mazda dealership in Downers Grove, IL, please don't hesitate to contact Pugi Mazda through our website or by calling us at (630) 964-9500.