ENGINEERING

YOU MAKE IT COMPLETE.

The MX-5 becomes nearly perfectly balanced when you are sitting in the driver’s seat. Distributing the car’s weight evenly between the front and rear helps to enhance directional control and cornering stability.

TOP DOWN, HEART RATE UP.

The MX-5 Miata’s iconic soft-top can be unlocked…

TOP DOWN, HEART RATE UP.

The MX-5's iconic soft-top can be unlocked and dropped in one step and with one hand, right from the driver’s seat. Should the weather or your preference change, the “assist spring” mechanism makes closing the top just as easy.

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING FOR SUPERIOR DRIVING

When every part of a car works together seamlessly…

SUPERIOR ENGINEERING FOR SUPERIOR DRIVING

When every part of a car works together seamlessly, performance and efficiency are maximized. That’s the simple notion behind SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY.1 Body construction, chassis, transmission and engine work in perfect harmony to deliver thrilling performance without sacrificing efficiency.

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EXPRESSIVE DETAILS

Fitting the headlights into the MX-5’s aggressively…

EXPRESSIVE DETAILS

Fitting the headlights into the MX-5’s aggressively shaped body with its short overhangs meant reinventing the headlight. The position of each LED bulb, the parabolic-type LED high beam and the turn signal layout produce more intensity and better visibility for better driving.

HISTORY

ACHIEVING ONENESS

In Japanese culture, Jinba Ittai refers to the symbiotic oneness between horse and rider. We emulate this sensation by engineering cars that respond exactly to how the driver expects. No car embodies this ideal more strongly than the MX-5. And it started with the introduction of the very first one back in 1989.

STRATEGIC WEIGHT LOSS

Wherever possible, the MX-5 Miata underwent…

STRATEGIC WEIGHT LOSS

Wherever possible, the MX-5 Miata underwent painstaking weight loss. Even the window glass is lighter. The MX-5 is nearly a half-inch lower in height and has undergone a weight loss of more than 148 pounds from the previous generation, bringing its curb weight down to 2,332 pounds for manual transmission models. You may not see it, but you’ll feel it, as SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY contributes to the MX-5’s lightness and responsiveness. In and out of every corner.

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SHIFTING GEARS

The MX-5’s 6-speed manual transmission is…

SHIFTING GEARS

The MX-5’s 6-speed manual transmission is smaller and lighter than the previous generation’s, but keeps its famed short-throw precision. Or choose the 6-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

BUILT-IN PERFORMANCE

Highly rigid yet incredibly lightweight, the…

BUILT-IN PERFORMANCE

Highly rigid yet incredibly lightweight, the SKYACTIV®-Chassis resists torsion during aggressive cornering and plays a key role in the MX-5’s celebrated nimbleness and stability. 

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HISTORY

WHY DOES RACING MATTER?

By pushing our cars to the extreme in fast-paced and unforgiving environments, we learn valuable lessons about safety, performance, efficiency and reliability. And that translates into a better car for you, both on the road and on the track. After all, more Mazdas are road-raced on any given weekend than any other car.2

ONE MILLION STRONG

The original Miata changed the face of motoring…

ONE MILLION STRONG

The original Miata changed the face of motoring by bringing pure joy back to driving. And over a million MX-5s later, that legacy lives on. We made the car. You made it the best-selling roadster of all time.

JOIN THE CLUB

Unwavering love for the MX-5 has spawned…

JOIN THE CLUB

Unwavering love for the MX-5 has spawned owners’ clubs all over the world, and we try to send the love right back by supporting them in any way we can. As a result, our calendars are filled with day trips, rallies, road runs, overnight excursions, track days, tech sessions, car talks and motorsports events. To find a group or event near you, email us at clubinfo@mazdausa.com.

HERITAGE LIGHTS

When designing the latest MX-5, we were…

HERITAGE LIGHTS

When designing the latest MX-5, we were careful to include subtle callbacks to past models. The taillights are a prime example. But to modernize the MX-5, we reduced their vertical height. The result is an even sleeker, more compact design.

CAN A FEW BLINKING LIGHTS GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND?

With available i-ACTIVSENSE® safety innovations, the answer is yes. They use advanced technologies like milliwave radars and cameras, to give you a sixth sense for safety, helping to alert you to hazards before they happen.

ADAPTIVE FRONT-LIGHTING SYSTEM

This available system is designed to help you see around corners at night. As you turn into a corner, the headlights pivot up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn, improving visibility and allowing you to spot potential hazards ahead.

HIGH BEAM CONTROL

Available High Beam Control helps the driver see better at night by maximizing opportunities to use the high beams. The system automatically switches to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic and/or a vehicle ahead.

LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM

When traveling at speeds of 41 mph or higher, this available system gives you audible and visual warnings when it detects that your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.3

REAR CROSS TRAFFIC ALERT

When backing up, this available feature helps detect a vehicle approaching from the side and promptly alerts the driver with an audible warning, as well as a visual warning in either side mirror and the display screen.4

BLIND SPOT MONITORING

This available system helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a chime and warning light in the side mirror.4