Substance and Sport: Comparing the Subaru BRZ and Mazda MX-5 for Memphis Drivers

Driving a sports car comes with a degree of status that shows you are up for any challenge.  You prefer an athletic-feel and want to feel the rumble when you rev the engine.  There are plenty of powerful sports cars on the market that are fighting for the attention of Germantown and Bartlett drivers.   Jim Keras Subaru in Memphis wants to help you out by introducing you to our favorite sports cars, the Subaru BRZ and one of its biggest competitors, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.  But the best way to experience the Subaru BRZ is to schedule a test drive and see for yourself.

The Subaru BRZ is equipped to hold up to four people in a fun and agile frame.  It provides you more than your typical sports car in terms of interior comforts and features.  The Miata MX-5 and the retractable MX-5 RF unapologetically seats just two people in a cabin that is obviously suited for a compact sports car.  The highlight of the MX-5 RF is the retractable fastback roof, or RF.


  • Subaru BRZ: This sporty option provides a spry 205-horsepower SUBARU BOXER four-cylinder.  It pumps out a hefty 156 pound-feet of torque and paired with a six-speed manual transmission makes it worthy of becoming one of the more responsive sports cars on the West Memphis roads.  It comes with rear-wheel drive.  Its firm sport-tuned suspension and low center of gravity make it the ideal companion to race through the streets of Memphis.
  • Mazda MX-5: The MX-5 keeps up with a 181-horsepower four-cylinder, which is an increase from the 2018 version of the same engine.  It handles well on the straight-away, but you notice the difference when tackling a curvier road.


  • Subaru BRZ: It comes with a standard rearview camera to help you in those busy West Memphis parking lots.  Earned the highest marks from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests.
  • Mazda MX-5: You provides Blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition among its list of safety features.


  • Subaru BRZ: The BRZ is better equipped with infotainment options.  Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth keep you connected when you're on the road.  You will get a clear view on the 6.2-inch touchscreen or a brilliant view on the available seven-inch display.  The satellite and HD radio will sound amazing coming through your speakers.
  • Mazda MX-5: The Miata RF comes with a clear seven-inch touchscreen but comes up short when it comes to useable features.  It lacks any form of available smartphone integration.  But you can upgrade to get navigation.

Make the Subaru BRZ Your Sports Car of Choice

Imagine maneuvering through busy traffic in your sporty and agile Subaru BRZ.  Visit Jim Keras Subaru and find out more about this athletic option.  Once you find your favorite, talk with our Financing department and choose the rate that works best for you.  Start living life in the fast lane with the Subaru BRZ from Jim Keras Subaru in Memphis.