Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Roadster Long-Term Test

Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior

Mazda MX-5 Miata has a full cabin, a firm ride, and barely enough trunk space for two carry-on bags. The car’s lack of just about everything makes it so much enjoyment to drive. The modus operandi of an affordable sports car. This review contains facts, opinions, and figures that might sound bad. They can be construed as negative only if you’re comparing the Miata with a standard car—which it isn’t. Choose between the soft top roadster or the folding-hardtop RF, select your preferred transmission, and knocked your favorite road on a sunny day.

Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale

Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best efforts of Mazda’s designers, decided it was finally time to let go of the retro adorability which has been the car’s hallmark since 1989. The newest Mazda MX-5 Miata still shares the general layout and seating capacity of the old British roadsters that inspired the first one. But where there once were wide-eyed happy peepers reminiscent of Bugeye Sprites, there are now hard little eyes glowering under a low, annoyed brow. The new car is too old Miatas what the Gremlin is to the Mogwai. The happy primary colors of the earliest. Mazda MX-5 Miata is offered in white, off-white, gray, and black. Yes, a red is available and also a blue on the best-equipped standards, but even these tones are moody as if always reflecting overcast skies.

The fourth-generation Miata remains true to Mazda’s original formula for a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive roadster. 155 hp from the 2.0-liter doesn’t seem impressive; the Mazda MX-5 Miata quickly speeds along while returning a miserly 34 mpg overall. It is Shifting the delightfully accurate six-speed manual shifter a joy; we’d skip the voluntary automatic, though it works fine. Fast and precise steering delivers sublime back-road handling, even though somebody roll is noticeable.

High levels of noise, thin and unsupportive seats and a stiff ride all grow fatiguing during highway travel. The cabin area is snug, and the optional dial-controlled infotainment operation takes time to master. Flipping the convertible top public or closed is a breeze. A retractable-roof RF coupe gets the place of the previous retractable hardtop roadster configuration; there is some annoying wind noise in your head when the top is retracted.

mazda mx 5 miata club

mazda mx 5 miata club

The Club RF shown in these images is the sixth ND-generation MX-5 we’ve tested—and the complex by 46 to 120 pounds (the Grand Touring RF is added six pounds overweight). The most solid soft top, a Grand Touring equipped with an automatic transmission, weighed 2383 pounds. The lightest was a 2309-pound six-speed-manual Club. Mazda MX-5 Miata Miatasix-speed RF weighed a reasonable 2429 pounds, in the section because the hood, the decklid, the front screens, and the forward roof panel are aluminum, and the sailboards are molded plastic.

 

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