Fast Cars: 2016 Mazda MX-5 vs Scion FR-S Road, Track & 0-60 MPH Review – TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not Ep.10

Fast Cars: 2016 Mazda MX-5 vs Scion FR-S Road, Track & 0-60 MPH Review – TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not Ep.10

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22 Replies to “Fast Cars: 2016 Mazda MX-5 vs Scion FR-S Road, Track & 0-60 MPH Review – TFL Leaderboard Hot or Not Ep.10”

  1. I test drove a Subaru BRZ (same as FRS) and a MX-5 and Fiesta ST. Just driving around regular streets I didn't feel like the BRZ had a lack of power, think it has a good amount, you just need to get it in the higher rev range to really get the power. I compared them all to my old Manual Civic coupe which wasn't fast at all (117HP ish). Fiesta ST because of the little turbo felt like it has more power because it makes the torque in the low rev range. All very nice fun little cars that do well on the roads, track and autocross.

  2. He’s on drugs for calling the frs heavy. Even comparatively. Never heard that one. That’s like saying a carpenter ant’s heavy because a feather isn’t. How about we use a more practical description and just say both cars are light. Especially when almost everything else is 3200lbs or more.

  3. Invalid test. Should have measured the second lap not the first. That eliminates acceleration time error, plus you already measured that in the first test.. In the track world your not constantly accelerating from zero each lap. Secondly the FRS is limited from the factory. An OFT tune by itself will smoke the miata in stock form. Once you add bolt ons and E85, the car turns into a different animal. FRS has a very high compression engine which can take advantage of e85 and a tune. 30+ hp in that itself!

  4. One thing that most of these tests comparing these two cars leaves out is the different front suspensions between the 2 cars.  The FRS has struts, the MX-5 has Double Wishbone.   BIG  Difference !   The MX-5 has active Camber Control with more negative camber added as the suspension compresses.  The Struts on the FRS does not.  That's why the FRS has a stiffer spring rate to counter understeer, loss of grip in the front end, because of the inferior front suspension design compared to the MX-5.   The MX-5 is more softly  sprung to improve ride quality, but because of the better front suspension design it grips better than the FRS.  It pays to build a better suspension design.  Ya, I know, suspension design is not as sexy as HP, or Torque, but lap times tell the tale.

  5. WRT the 0-60's, I am surprised with the low time of the MX5! I always would and still will take it above the 86 any day. I am pleased, though, that my 320d gets to 100 here at a mile altitude faster than this FR-S… 🙂

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