A new comparison between the Toyota GT86 and the Mazda MX-5’s new generation has been put together by EVO.
In case you are looking for a brand new rear-wheel drive vehicle to satisfy your needs and you don’t want to spend a fortune on it, than you basically have two options, the Mazda MX-5, in its new generation, which is coming exclusively in a roadster body style, or the Toyota GT86, which is offered as a two-door coupe. But which one should you choose if the “roofy thing” isn’t bothering you? Well, for starters, you should check out the video posted below, signed by EVO, which is a comparison between the two.
The Toyota GT86 has been around for quite a few years now and it is related to the Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ. The model has a two-door coupe body style with a front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. This is making use of a four-cylinder 2.0 liter boxer engine, connected to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, producing 200 HP. The Mazda MX-5, on the other hand, is in its new generation and it is bringing the same front-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The roadster has the SE, SE-L and Sport versions and an engine lineup which is including the 1.5 liter unit, capable of putting down 131 HP (96 kW), along with a larger 2.0 liter engine, sending a total of 160 HP (117 kW) to the wheels.