2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Consumer Rating

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Quality & Reliability

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Best Compact Sporty Car of 2016

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Compact Sporty Car
#3 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Styling of gauges and instruments

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Rear visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City



34 - 36




6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Manual


Premium Unleaded I-4


Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Light lean and lively the Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers maximum thrills…because driving matters. Leaner and meaner than its predecessors this Mazda MX-5 Miata is shorter and lower in height with a look of unbridled performance. Its near perfect balance makes it feel like it’s an extension of yourself. Choose from 3 models starting at $24 915 for the Sport the top of the line Touring starts at $30 065. Built for the fast lane or the winding road the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s aluminum frame has undergone a 20 percent weight loss from the previous generations. Details like the aluminum-alloy block and cylinder heads help make its SKYACTIV engine lightweight yet powerful. It’s fully equipped with a wide array of amenities not expected in a track-proven sports car. The available Mazda Connect infotainment system puts your navigation entertainment social media and more at your fingertips on a 7-inch touchscreen. Drop the top in seconds and rock out with the available Bose audio system. Select from a number of sporty exterior colors to make it uniquely yours. Experience the heart-pounding excitement only the Mazda MX-5 Miata can deliver
Let your hair blow. The open-air cabin lets you experience the world around you while advanced technology lets you connect to it. The standard Bluetooth steering wheel mounted hands-free system lets you stream music and take phone calls while you keep your eyes on the road. A 7-inch full color touch screen keeps information where it’s readily accessible. The integrated Navigation System on Grand Touring models plots your course with voice-guided commands and advanced lane guidance.
The i-ACTIVSENSE suite of safety technologies provides the ultimate sense of security. Having advanced safety features gives you the confidence to enjoy the drive and have less distractions. Features like blind spot monitoring uses radar sensors to detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a warning light that appears in the corresponding side mirror.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has a spritely 2-liter 16-valve Dual Overhead Cam engine delivers an impressive 155 horsepower redlining at 6 000 rpm all without sacrificing fuel efficiency. Offering up to an EPA-estimated 36 highway miles per gallon your Mazda MX-5 Miata gives you the thrills of a performance roadster and the fuel efficiency of a compact. The 6-speed manual transmission is lighter and smaller than previous models adding to the performance characteristics. Or choose the 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for precision shifts.

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