For drivers of a certain age, it’s impossible to discuss the legacy of Mazda without also mentioning the Miata. Now, after years of enhancement and evolution, it’s back for the new model year in the form of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, a stylish and sophisticated roadster if there ever was one. With its full redesign and reconfigured powertrain, the latest edition of Mazda’s iconic Miata wears its reputation well. Now powered by a SKYACTIV 2.0L Turbo paired with a six-speed manual transmission, the MX-5 Miata rewards drivers with gains in both power and fuel efficiency. All told, the athletic two-seater delivers up to 34 highway mpg -- a gain of 6 mpg -- even as it generates a well-balanced 155 hp. Lighter, lower, and more muscular than ever before, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is clearly a sports car with a new generation of thrill-seekers in mind.
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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.
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
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.