2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF vs 2017 Toyota 86

Mazda Press Release Highlights

The Mazda MX-5 has been tremendously popular with car enthusiasts around the world and will soon reach the 1 million mark in global production volume. While the fourth-generation soft-top model honed the pure driving pleasure of a lightweight sports car, the hardtop model, with its exquisite fastback styling and a new open-top feel, has a personality all its own. As a member of the MX-5 family, the fourth-generation retractable hardtop model features a new and unique design, and lets occupants enjoy a new kind of open-air driving feel. The design goal for the Mazda MX-5 RF was to create the ideal form for a hardtop version of the MX-5. In other words, it was to achieve an entirely new roof design that combines a beautiful cabin with the silhouette of a hardtop and the same level of open-air comfort and freedom afforded by the soft-top version.
• Engine Type SKYACTIV-G 2.0L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder With VVT
• Horsepower 155 Hp @ 6000 Rpm
• Torque 148 Lb-Ft @ 4600 Rpm
• Redline 6800 Rpm
• Displacement (CC) 1998
• Bore X Stroke (MM) 83.5 X 91.2
• Compression Ratio 13:1
• Valvetrain Chain-Driven Dual Overhead Cams, 4 Valves Per Cylinder With Variable Intake Valve Timing (VVT)
• Manual Transmission (City/Hwy)* 27/34 mpg
• Automatic Transmission (City/Hwy)* 27/36 mpg
• Manual Transmission 6-Speed Manual
• Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Sport AT With Steering-Wheel Mounted Manual Shift Paddles
• Chassis Monocoque unibody with backbone frame construction and front and rear suspension subframes
• Brakes 4-wheel disc
- Front 11-in. vented discs w/single-piston calipers
- Rear 11-in. solid discs w/single-piston aluminum calipers
- ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
• Steering Type Rack-and-pinion
• Power Assist Double pinion electric power assist (DP-EPAS)
• Overall Steering Ratio 15.5:1
• Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-To-Lock 2.7
• Turning Circle Diameter, Curb-To-Curb (ft) Diameter 30.8 ft / Radius 15.4 ft
• Suspension 4-wheel independent
- Front Double wishbone
- Rear Multi-link
• Shock Absorbers Monotube
• Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5-in. aluminum
• Tire Size And Type P195/50 R16 high-performance summer
• Weights & Capacities
• Curb Weight (lbs)
- Manual Transmission 2332
- Automatic Transmission 2,381
• Weight Distribution (Front/Rear) 53/47
• Power door locks with speed sensor
• Cruise control
• Bluetooth® hands-free phone & audio
• Remote keyless w/panic mode (MT Only)
• Remote trunk lid release
• Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry (Optional on MT)
• Push button ignition
• Driver & passenger vanity mirror
• Courtesy overhead lamp with dimming
• 12-volt power outlet
• Mesh aero board wind blocker
• 6-Speaker AM/FM sound system
• Auxiliary-audio input jack
• Bluetooth® hands free phone & audio
• CD player
• Speed - sensing automatic volume control
• 1 USB audio input
• Full instrumentation including, tachometer, coolant temperature gauge, fuel indicators
• Black gauges with white lettering & nighttime illumination
• Normal gauge hood with bright meter ring
• Warning lamps: air bags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt
• Trip computer (distance to empty, avg. fuel econ., current fuel econ., and avg. vehicle speed)
• Dual front airbags*
• Side impact airbags*
• Side impact door beams
• Three point safety belts with pretensioners and force limiters

Toyota Press Release Highlights

The former Scion FR-S will debut as the 2017 Toyota 86 with interior and exterior changes, as well as suspension and powertrain upgrades. For its move to Toyota, the 86 sports car adopts more aggressive styling with a larger center intake emphasizing the low, wide stance of the car. Enhanced control and agile performance are achieved through revised shock tuning and a spring rate change. On the manual version of the car, additional performance comes from a gear ratio change and a torque increase to 156 lb.-ft, as well as a five-horsepower increase to 205 hp.
• Front-mounted flat boxer engine combines with rear wheel drive.
• 6-speed transmission offers enhanced fuel efficiency
• Engine Displacement 2.0 L / 4-Cylinder, Boxer / 1,998 CC
• Horsepower 205 HP
• Torque 156 LB-FT
• Valve Configuration DOHC 16-Valve, 4-Cylinder with Dual Variable Valve Timing
• Bore x Stroke 86 × 86 MM
• Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1
• Transmission 6 MT / 6 AT with Paddle Shifters and A/T Dynamic Rev Management
• Ignition System Direct Ignition
• Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive
• Dynamic Rev Management uses downshift “blipping” to up the rpm on a downshift for smooth, quick shifting. It simulates the heel-toe shifting performed in a manual transmission, and the wheel-mounted paddle shifters give your ride a sporty feel.
• Torsen limited-slip differential maximizes traction by distributing power to the wheels as needed
• Sport-tuned suspension enhances handling while maintaining your ride comfort
• Brakes — Front / Rear Ventilated Disc / Ventilated Disc
• Braking System Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
• Traction Control (TRAC) Standard
• Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Standard
• Steering Electric Power Steering (EPS)
• Front Suspension MacPherson Strut
• Rear Suspension Double Wishbone
• Stabilizer Bars — Front / Rear 18 / 14
• Turning Circle — Curb to Curb 36.1 FT
• Wheelbase 101.2 IN
• Ground Clearance 4.9 IN
• Coefficient Of Drag (CD) 0.27
• Tires 215 / 45R17
• Tread Width — Front / Rear 59.8 / 60.6 IN
• Wheels 17 × 7 IN Alloy
• Curb Weight (MT / AT) 2,758 / 2,806 LB
• Pioneer® 7-inch touch screen display audio
• Bluetooth® streaming audio and hands-free calling
• AM / FM radio with HD Radio® functionality
• USB port with iPod® connectivity
• Auxiliary audio jack
• 8 Speakers
• Shark fin AM / FM antenna
• Backup camera
• Remote keyless entry system
• Multi-information display
• Cruise control
• Paddle shifters — automatic transmission
• Rear window defogger
• Auto on / off headlamp control
• Tilt / telescopic steering wheel
• Power windows with auto up / down and jam protection
• Power door locks
• Analog tachometer with programmable rev indicator
• Simple shut windows
• Engine immobilizer
• VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC) - monitors your steering angle and direction, and senses when your front or rear wheels begin to slip.
• TRACTION CONTROL (TRAC) - helps maintain wheel grip on wet, icy, loose or uneven surfaces by applying brake force to the spinning wheel(s).
• ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) - sensors detect which wheels are locking up and help prevent it by "pulsing" the brakes at each wheel independently.
• ELECTRONIC BRAKE-FORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD) - designed to keep the vehicle balanced when braking by redistributing brake force.
• BRAKE ASSIST (BA) - applies additional pressure to the anti-lock brakes during sudden braking.
• Smart Stop Technology (SST) - helps reduce engine power when both the brake and gas pedals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions.
• Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) - helps prevent the car from rolling back on steep hills.

Photo Comparison

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Front View
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Front Side View
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Side View
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Rear Side View
  • 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Rear View

2017 Toyota 86

  • 2017 Toyota 86 Front View
  • 2017 Toyota 86 Front Side View
  • 2017 Toyota 86 Side View
  • 2017 Toyota 86 Rear Side View
  • 2017 Toyota 86 Rear View

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