2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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$23,110-$31,525
$21,385-$29,165
21 CITY / 28 HWY
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Overview

The Mazda MX-5, or Miata as it is more commonly known, was originally introduced in 1989. Now in its third generation and last redesigned for 2005, this two-seat convertible is offered in both soft- and hard-top configurations with a standard four-cylinder engine. The 2011 MX-5 is virtually unchanged, with the exception of a new Special Edition model, which features unique cosmetic touches inside and out.

The MX-5 is offered in four trim levels: Sport, Touring, Grand Touring, and Special Edition. Standard Sport models feature cloth upholstery, air conditioning, a black vinyl top, 16-inch alloy wheels, and a six-speaker audio system. Touring models feature larger 17-inch wheels, upgraded suspension, power locks, steering-wheel-mounted controls, keyless entry, and other upscale enhancements. The Grand Touring model is configured much like the Touring, but adds the choice of a top color, automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated seats, silver interior accents, seven-speaker Bose audio system, and more.

The Mazda MX-5 is fitted with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is rated at 167 horsepower. Sport models are fitted with a five-speed manual transmission, while Touring and Grand Touring models are offered with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission is optional across the model range, and all Miata variants are rear-wheel drive. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mazda MX-5 between 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, depending on body style.

The 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport starts with a base price of about $23,500 and tops out with the Special Edition, which starts around $31,500.

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  • Name Sport (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 23110.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/28
  • Name Sport (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25370.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 25450.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26550.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 26710.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27810.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 27150.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28250.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 28550.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Grand Touring (2dr Conv PRHT Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29650.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Special Edition (2dr Conv PRHT Man) Transmission Manual w/OD MSRP 30925.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Special Edition (2dr Conv PRHT Auto) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 31525.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
INTERIOR
  • Cloth bucket seats
  • 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 antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • Lockable 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/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 bucket seats
  • 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
  • Aluminum pedals -inc: accelerator, brake, clutch
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel -inc: audio & cruise controls, gray stitching
  • Chrome meter ring surround
  • Mazda advanced keyless entry & start system
  • Anti-theft alarm
  • Chrome air vent side louvers
  • Gray faux leather door trim inserts w/silver door handles -inc: gray stitching
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake -inc: gray stitching
  • Aluminum pedals -inc: accelerator, 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
  • 17" x 7" bright finish aluminum wheels
  • Xenon headlights
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine -inc: 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
  • Bright finish strut tower bar
  • Limited slip differential
  • Sport tuned suspension w/Bilstein shocks
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
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dynamic stability control w/traction control
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: speed-sensing auto volume control, (6) speakers, digital clock, aux input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (6) speakers, speed-sensing auto volume control, digital clock, aux input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (7) speakers, Bose sound system w/AudioPilot, digital clock, aux input jack
    • SIRIUS satellite radio compatible audio system
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription
    • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
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