2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda Miata is a stylish, mid-price two-seat sports car with great handling and among the best gas mileage available. This car comes in three trims--Sport, Club, and Grand Touring--with a convertible soft top or a retractable hardtop. US News and World Report rank the Miata #1 among sports cars, with a 9.2/10 rating. The magazine likes this car's quick acceleration, easy handling, attractive interior, and user-friendly information and entertainment system. While it doesn't have a lot of room for passengers or luggage, the Miata is undeniably fun to drive. It's easy to see why the Miata is the best-selling two-seat sports car in history, with more than one million units sold around the globe since its introduction in 1989.


What type of engine is included with the Miata?

All of the 2019 Mazda Miata models come with a 181 hp, 2.0L four-cylinder engine. This is an improvement on the 2018 model, which had a 2.0L engine that produced 155 hp.


What about the transmission?

The Miata comes with a choice of a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual transmission. The 2019 models have an updated clutch construction and gear shift for smoother shifting.


What type of gas mileage does the Miata get?

The Miata's light weight makes it one of the most fuel efficient of any sports car. The EPA estimates that the Miata gets 26 mpg in the city, on average, and 35 mpg on the highway.


What color options are offered with the Miata?

The Miata comes in red, blue, black, white, light gray and dark gray exterior paint colors. The interior color options include black or tan leather. The soft top comes in black.


What are the entertainment options?

The Miata comes with Mazda's patented Connect infotainment system with a 7" full-color touchscreen. Additional entertainment features include voice command, six-speaker audio system with driver's side headrest speakers, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability and a USB audio port.


What are some of the specs for the Mazda Miata?

The Miata is 154.1" long, 68.3" wide and 48.6" high. It weighs just 2,339 pounds, which helps account for its easy handling. The Miata can go from zero to 60 in 5.7 seconds. The trunk is relatively small in this car, with just 4.6 cubic feet of storage space. The Miata's turning diameter is 30.8," and its towing capacity is 900 pounds.


What about the safety features?

Safety features on the new Miata include a standard rearview camera and optional rear cross traffic alert, optional blind spot monitoring, optional lane departure warning, automatic auto-leveling headlights, driver and passenger airbags, traction control, daytime running lights and automatic, rain-sensing wipers.


Can you tell me some of the interior highlights on the Miata?

The inside of the Miata is sleek and efficient, despite its compact size. Some of the highlights include cruise control, a trip computer, an adjustable leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, driver and passenger vanity mirrors and power mirrors. The 2019 model adds little additional legroom.


What about the exterior features?

Outside, the Miata features rear window defrost, the convertible soft top, an optional rear spoiler and power windows.


What does the Mazda Miata cost?

The MRSP on the Sport trim package is $25,295. The MRSP on the Club trim is $29,155, and the MRSP on the Touring trim is $30,195. The Mazda Miata RF starts at $35,345. Mazda offers a three-year/36,000 mile basic warranty and a five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty.

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