Review: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

 

The Mazda MX-5 Miata was first introduced in 1989. Even though the Miata is the best-selling roadster of all time, Mazda continues to improve upon its success. The 2019 model is 141-pounds lighter, has increased horsepower, as well as added safety technology. Visit Premier Mazda of Kansas City for an exhilarating test drive around Lee’s Summit, Olathe, or Blue Springs and see why the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata was named to Car and Driver’s 2019 10Best Cars*.

Design and Comfort

The MX-5 Miata is offered in two body styles and three trims. You have the choice for either a cloth convertible top or a power-retractable hardtop with the Miata RF. The Club and Grand Touring trims are available in both body styles, and the Sport trim is just available with a soft top. The two bucket seats come standard with black cloth-trimmed upholstery, or you can opt for leather-trimmed seats. Heated seats with three heat settings and automatic climate control are optional.

Performance

The Mazda Miata gets its power from a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and a rear-wheel drivetrain. Its SKYACTIV®-Chassis is lightweight yet rigid to handle the corners. The new Miata pumps out 181-hp and has excellent gas mileage with an estimated 34 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. All three trims of this lively sports car have the option for a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and a sport-tuned suspension is available with the Club trim.

Safety

A rearview camera and airbag system are included driver-assisted features. Available features consist of Smart City brake support, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, an adaptive front-lighting system for better visibility around corners, high beam control, traffic sign recognition, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Pricing

Starting at $25,730 MSRP

*Car and Driver, January 2019

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