2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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$25,730

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Styling
  • Handling
  • Easy top operation
  • Drivetrain

The bad:

  • Steering feedback could be better
  • Seats don't hold you in place
  • Passenger's legroom

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Two-seat rear-wheel-drive roadster
  • New 181-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking available
  • Power-folding retractable hardtop available (RF model)

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Affordable sports convertible

I moved up from a 2015 Mazda 3 sport to the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring soft top in May of 2020. It is soul red with tan leather interior. I have received many compliments from people who say the car looks more expensive then it really is. I prefer the soft top over the hard top model because it was almost 5 grand cheaper and I get more open space when driving with the top down. Takes me about two seconds to drop the top even while I'm sitting in the driver seat at a stop light. It is a lot of fun in sport mode on the highway as you can easily pass about anyone in seconds. Sometimes people move out of you way when they see you in their rear view mirror, lol. I turned off the lane departure feature as it beeps too much for me. I love the blind spot feature, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, seat heaters, and rain sensing wipers. There is a lot of wind noise in the cabin even with the top up and it is not as comfortable on long rides like the Mazda 3 was but I wouldn't go back. The trunk space is only good for one week of groceries or one carry on suitcase. There is no spare tire so I recommend having roadside assistance. CarPlay for iPhone works seamlessly and the Bose system sounds awesome. Build quality is top notch on this car, nothing feels cheap, and everything is laid out well. You have storage behind your seats but be aware the glove box is in between the seats and can be blocked by anything in the cup holders. I'm 5 foot 3 so this car fits me perfectly.

3.7

Fun car to drive but not for everyone

This is a great sport car and is a sport car and not a commuter car. If you enjoy the sport car features, then you can most likely drive it every day. It has limited room for carrying things. The seat are sporty and hugs your body in the car. If you are tall, I’m 6 ft, it is a little tight compared to my Tahoe. I love the car because it is truly a sport car and fun to drive on curvy country roads. I don’t know if I would want it as a daily commuter car but for a recently retired guy, I think it’s a great sport car for the price.

5.0

The Mx-5 RF is a dream to drive.

I guess I fit the target demographic -- close to retirement guy living in Sunny Florida -- where it seems that every other car is a rag top. My last vehicle was an Infiniti G37X with a V6 and a ton of attitude. It was great on the highway but a royal pain in every other situation. From terrible telematics to awful MPG's I couldn't wait to get rid of that package of too much automobile -- and get myself a fun car that I would look forward to driving. The RF is a dream to drive. It brings smile to my face just starting it up and pulling out of my driveway. Compared to my G37X which roared onto a highway, the MX5 accelerates in a wonderful controlled manner -- when you floor the car you don't feel like the car is going to fly off the road. Yes, it is a noisy with the top down. Yes, the trunk is a joke. Yes, just about every other driver (including troopers) start up conversations to learn what I am driving and are surprised to hear it is a Mazda Miata. I test drove the soft top and was ready to buy one but then I saw the RF at launch. Love at first sight. I was less concerned about the soft top in the Florida sun than I was parking a soft top anywhere outside my garage. The fixed top offers a little more security when there are idiots looking to cause trouble lurking around a parking lot. The audio system is awesome. I love cranking up some Boston or Chicago and heading for A1A. I drove a Mazda 3 for 10 years and loved it. Then I was seduced by the "luxury" of Infiniti and a rude awakening with the reality of the car, the dealer, and the brand. Happy to be back behind the wheel of a Mazda. Because Mazda makes great cars.

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