Poll: Mazda Miata MX-5 or Subaru BRZ?

Poll: Mazda Miata MX-5 or Subaru BRZ?

Rear-wheel drive, lightweight sports cars under $30,000 are a rare, delightful breed of vehicle. Here we have two of the best: the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 and the 2015 Subaru BRZ.

Both cars are seriously engaging to drive, offer great feedback, and even though they aren’t hugely powerful, they feel fast and are ridiculous fun to drive quickly. These are raw cars for people who love to drive and don’t need anything fancy.

But which one would you rather have? The Mazda roadster or the Subaru coupe? Have your say in the poll below.

BUT FIRST: Click here to compare these two cars side by side

  • Disqus11111

    Aside the fact they both can be had for under $30k and are good sports cars, they have just about nothing else in common.

  • Rickers

    And they both are RWD, and they both use 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines and six speed manual or automatic transmissions and….

  • Shiratori1

    The only major difference between the two is that one is a roadster and the other is a coupe. Other than that, the formula is pretty much the same.

  • smartacus

    the major difference between the two is the superior Control-Arm front suspension of the Miata compared to the MacPherson Strut setup in the Toyobaru.

  • jerry mander

    Major differences? Mazda is ugly and cheap looking.

  • Jonny_Vancouver

    I voted for the Mazda because I’ve never owned a Mazda, I think a roadster would be fun, and it’s a great excuse to not have to drive your friends around. Waiting for the hardtop though …

  • Bill C Doyle

    I love my MX! Most fun car I have had in 45 years.

  • Bill C Doyle

    I had a MX-5 with the retractable hardtop, the ND is so much better! Not sure if it will have one.

  • Crazy comparo , the BRZ has a boxer engine. That alone makes it stand out. Hands down the BRZ wins!

  • Eric Cameron

    I’m going to say the Miata. Never driven either but for such a small car, for me, I would only want to drive it on the weekends to the beach. Having a little nimble car with the top down is the way to go.

  • Nate Rector

    Miata are for girls,and girly men

  • Mark Wheeler

    BRZ looks like a Rubbermaid toy. For kids not men or women.

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  • Congratulations! Where did you buy it?

  • Bill C Doyle

    I bought it in New Jersey.

  • Bug S Bunny

    I blame Obama.

  • Bug S Bunny

    Care to explain?