2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RFChange year or vehicle
Key specs of the base trim
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- Easy top operation
- Steering feedback could be better
- Seats don't hold you in place
- Passenger's legroom
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)
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What Is the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
Now in its fourth generation, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is powered by a 181-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. This rear-wheel-drive two-seater comes with a standard manual-folding soft-top; a nifty but pricey RF model has a power-folding retractable hardtop. The MX-5 is built on the same platform as the Fiat 124 Spider, and other rivals include the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.
What's New on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
Horsepower jumps to 181 from 155 hp thanks to several internal changes to the engine and revisions to the exhaust system. Torque is up by 3 pounds-feet to 151. A new backup camera is standard, along with a telescoping steering column. New options include a brown canvas soft-top, metallic black 17-inch wheels, traffic sign recognition and low-speed automatic emergency braking.
What Features in the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Are Most Important?
The MX-5 Miata's most important features are the kind you can't check off on a list of specs: seductive looks, brisk acceleration, crisp handling, a convertible top that's easy to fold and raise and the ability to make you smile just about every time you get behind the wheel.
Should I Buy the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
If you can afford nearly $27,000 for a highly impractical car, go for it. Your reward will be the enjoyment of driving it.
30 Year Anniversary MX5
This car is so cool. Can’t wait to drive it everyday. So much fun. The only thing negative has nothing to do with Mazda but the Apple play stinks. Read full review
One of the most fun cars I've owned
This is my 3rd Miata. Loved the hardtop/convertible idea. Plenty of power. Love the 6-speed manual transmission. All the safety/electronic gadgets took me awhile (I'm 72) for conquer, but I'm getting ... Read full review
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF has not been tested.
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