The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a throwback two-seater sports car that recalls iconic lightweight classic British roadsters.
A 2016 redesign marked the launch of the Miata's fourth generation. In 2017, Mazda added a retractable hardtop version (dubbed "RF") and in 2019 added a revised engine
In 2020 Mazda made automatic emergency braking standard, and 2021 followed with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Miata with the red top and white body channeled inspiration from the R360 Coupe, which was Mazda's first passenger vehicle launched in the 1960s.
Designed in the 1980s as an homage to the classic British roadster, the Miata offered up all the driving fun of those sports cars, but virtually none of the ownership pains
Inside, the Miata features low-slung seating, a prominent center console, big analog gauges, and a horizontal, shelf-like instrument panel.
One notable concession to modernity is the available 7.0-inch standalone infotainment screen.One notable concession to modernity is the available 7.0-inch standalone infotainment screen.
The electric-assist rack-and-pinion steering is very precise, and the front wishbone, rear multi-link suspension helps keep the driver feeling bonded with the car in every twist and turn.
The Miata remains a two-seater with a limited amount of space—just enough for the driver and passenger.
The RF shuts out some of that wind and road noise, and adds a measure of security.The RF shuts out some of that wind and road noise, and adds a measure of security.
The roadster's manual top can be raised or lowered with one arm (thanks to a helper spring) in less than 10 seconds, while the RF's power top takes 13 seconds to open or close
The Club model is the most aggressive performance setup available; outfit it with the manual transmission and you get a limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks, and a shock tower brace.