2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,960-$29,500
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21 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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What Changed for the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata:

  • Basic SV soft-top model is cancelled
  • Sport model no longer offered with power retractable hardtop
  • Marble White paint choice eliminated, along with the Havana Brown leather that was exclusively available with it

The Mazda MX-5 Miata, also known simply as the Mazda Miata, is a traditional roadster that features either a soft top or a power-retractable hardtop. Originally introduced in 1989, the MX-5 Miata has maintained a reputation for combining technological currency with a retro look. It underwent some restyling for the 2009 model year, and the 2010 model is largely a carryover. Marketing-wise, the MX-5 Miata is positioned between an \"economy car\" and a \"pony car,\" and no other roadster made in 2010 competes directly with it.

The 2-seat, rear-wheel-drive Mazda MX-5 Miata comes in three trim levels for 2010: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The entry-level Sport trim features 16-inch wheels, retractable vinyl soft top, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Touring trim offers 17-inch wheels, cruise control, fog lights, and other enhancements-plus an optional power-retractable hardtop. The Grand Touring trim features leather upholstery, heated seats, Bose sound system, and a choice of a cloth soft top or a power-retractable hardtop.

Many option packages are available on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and can include a sport-tuned suspension, portable navigation system, keyless ignition and entry, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, removable hardtop, run-flat tires, and a rear spoiler, among others.

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a 167-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway when combined with the standard 5-speed (or 6-speed on the Touring and Grand Touring trims) manual transmission, according to the EPA. A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional on all trims.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata include anti-lock disc brakes, front- and side-impact air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and ignition disabling. Stability control is optional with the Grand Touring trim.

Depending on the trim, starting MSRPs on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata ranged from $22,960 to $28,400.

What Changed for the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata:

  • Basic SV soft-top model is cancelled
  • Sport model no longer offered with power retractable hardtop
  • Marble White paint choice eliminated, along with the Havana Brown leather that was exclusively available with it

The Mazda MX-5 Miata, also known simply as the Mazda Miata, is a traditional roadster that features either a soft top or a power-retractable hardtop. Originally introduced in 1989, the MX-5 Miata has maintained a reputation for combining technological currency with a retro look. It underwent some restyling for the 2009 model year, and the 2010 model is largely a carryover. Marketing-wise, the MX-5 Miata is positioned between an \"economy car\" and a \"pony car,\" and no other roadster made in 2010 competes directly with it.

The 2-seat, rear-wheel-drive Mazda MX-5 Miata comes in three trim levels for 2010: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The entry-level Sport trim features 16-inch wheels, retractable vinyl soft top, air conditioning, cloth upholstery, remote keyless entry, and a 6-speaker sound system. The Touring trim offers 17-inch wheels, cruise control, fog lights, and other enhancements-plus an optional power-retractable hardtop. The Grand Touring trim features leather upholstery, heated seats, Bose sound system, and a choice of a cloth soft top or a power-retractable hardtop.

Many option packages are available on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and can include a sport-tuned suspension, portable navigation system, keyless ignition and entry, Xenon headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, removable hardtop, run-flat tires, and a rear spoiler, among others.

The 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a 167-horsepower, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway when combined with the standard 5-speed (or 6-speed on the Touring and Grand Touring trims) manual transmission, according to the EPA. A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is optional on all trims.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata include anti-lock disc brakes, front- and side-impact air bags, seat belt pre-tensioners, and ignition disabling. Stability control is optional with the Grand Touring trim.

Depending on the trim, starting MSRPs on the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata ranged from $22,960 to $28,400.

Available Trims for the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name Sport (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 22960.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
Name Sport (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25220.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 25300.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26400.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26560.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27660.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27000.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28100.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 28400.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29500.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Bucket seats -inc: reclining, forward/back slide feature, integrated headrests, driver seat height adjuster
  • Padded center console armrest
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Driver foot rest
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel
  • Black gauges -inc: white lettering, silver trim rings, red nighttime illumination
  • Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, coolant temp, oil pressure, fuel level
  • Warning lamps -inc: airbags, battery, brake, engine, fuel, high-beam, oil, seat belt
  • Pwr windows w/driver 1-touch down feature
  • Remote releases -inc: trunk lid, fuel door, hood
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Rear fender mounted antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Locking glove box
  • Coin holder
  • (2) cup holders
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Black vinyl door trim inserts w/silver door handles
  • Padded door armrests
  • Front door net pockets w/bottle holders
  • Visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Overhead courtesy lamp w/dimming
  • Ignition key illumination
  • Trunk light
  • Locking rear center console
  • Driver & passenger side covered back panel storage
  • Urethane shift knob
  • Driver seatback storage pocket
  • Black seatback bar trim
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio & cruise controls
  • Trip computer -inc: average mpg & ambient temp
  • Pwr windows w/driver/passenger 1-touch down feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/retractable key
  • Cruise control
  • Silver seatback bar trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/Homelink
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Faux leather door trim inserts w/silver door handles
  • Silver door speaker rings
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob w/silver ring
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
EXTERIOR
  • 16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels
  • P205/50R16 high performance tires
  • Tire puncture repair kit
  • Aluminum hood
  • Aluminum trunk lid
  • Black vinyl manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window
  • Mesh aero board windblocker
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Halogen headlights
  • Solar-control green-tinted windshield
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed fixed-intermittent wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Clear-lens halogen fog lights
  • 17" x 7" aluminum alloy wheels
  • P205/45R17 high performance tires
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Cloth manual z-shape folding convertible soft top w/glass rear window
  • Body-color pwr retractable hard top
  • Mesh aero board windblocker w/air guide
  • Chrome door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: short-throw shifter
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Aluminum pwr plant frame (PPF)
  • Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension
  • Rear multi-link suspension w/aluminum bearing support
  • Front/rear gas-filled mono-tube dampers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Hydraulic engine-speed-sensitive variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Front ventilated & solid rear pwr disc brakes w/rear aluminum calipers
  • Sport-tuned single exhaust w/dual silver outlets
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD -inc: paddle shifters
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: short-throw shifter
  • Front aluminum double-wishbone suspension -inc: shock tower brace
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
    • Side-impact door beams
    • Dual front airbags w/passenger deactivation switch
    • Side-impact airbags
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners & force limiters
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: speed-sensing auto volume control, (6) speakers, digital clock, auxiliary input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: speed-sensing auto volume control, (6) speakers, digital clock, auxiliary input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: Bose 7-speaker sound system w/AudioPilot, digital clock, auxiliary input jack
    • SIRIUS satellite radio compatible audio system

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