The new 6-speed manual transmission is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, but keeps its famed short-throw precision. Or choose the 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
Signature open air cabin
THE TWO BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE
In a matter of seconds, the MX-5’s iconic soft top can be unlocked and dropped for pure driving enjoyment in one simple, intuitive and ergonomic step. Even sitting in the driver’s seat, the release is quick, smooth and effortless — all executed with one hand. Should the sky suddenly decide to change, and the top requires closure, we’ve reduced the top’s weight and incorporated an “assist spring” mechanism to aid in raising the roof back into position while remaining seated.
High-quality craftsmanship is everywhere
Beyond its exterior, the KODO motif also resonates inside the MX-5. The body color pours from the outside in for a fluidity that helps you become one with the vehicle. From the structure, stitching and fabric created for the seats, to the winged shape of the instrument panel and every surrounding surface before you, every detail conveys this is no ordinary experience. Because having a presence on the road and being connected to everything around you makes driving better.
Round rear lamps, a signature detail
Unwavering, uncompromising and committed to true sports car authenticity, the MX-5 has always been—and will always be—the track-proven real deal. So when refining the new MX-5, we paid careful attention to preserving details that pay homage to its heritage. The rear combination lamps carry on the same round lamp motif since the first generation. But to give it a more modern look befitting of a lightweight sports car, we reduced the vertical height of the lamps to create its sleek, compact design.
Like the best classic roadsters, the MX-5 uses less to do more. Weighing just 2,332 lbs1, it delivers maximum thrills with 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque.
MX-5: The most road-raced car in the U.S.2
The fact that the MX-5 Miata has been racing for its entire 27-year history relates directly to another amazing fact: On any given weekend, more Mazdas and Mazda-powered cars are road-raced in the United States than any other car. Bottom line: The best street cars make the best race cars. And the MX-5 has been—and still is—the most road-raced of them all.
Shorter and lower in height than its predecessor
The MX-5’s purposeful body design isn’t strictly for aesthetics. It’s the minutiae that MX-5 engineers get obsessive about because it matters in g-forces. And when entering turns, having a precise grasp of your exact position should never be guesswork. By expanding the field of vision, we gave the front fenders high-rising edges and a lower hood to allow for accurate tire placement, so you aim the MX-5 and it responds to your every command.
LED Daytime Running Lights
Because we crafted one of the world’s shortest and lowest noses on a sports car, fitting the headlamps into this extremely short overhang meant reinventing the headlight. The position of each LED bulb, the parabolic-type LED high beam and the turn signal layout produce better visibility and more intensity. We can’t see accepting anything less than crisp, radiant light distribution.