2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

A fun, high-Performance and agile rear-wheel drive roadster.

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is all-new for the 2016 year model, and it continues to showcase a commitment to pure driving enjoyment. This new generation of the Miata promises to please even the most diehard roadster fans with its enhanced driving dynamics and lighter weight. Mazda's Kodo design philosophy and "Gram Strategy" are the genesis of this and other new models in the automaker's lineup. Kodo translates into "soul in motion," and the Gram Strategy is all about saving weight — often in the most unlikely of places. The MX-5 Miata looks like it's agile and ready to pounce on its prey.

Our Ceramic Metallic roadster with black leather interior came fully loaded — as reflected in its price — but retained a 6-speed manual transmission. With a 150-pound weight reduction and 155 horsepower, the power-to-weight ratio is improved from previous models — and that's SKYACTIV technology working its magic. With 25 years of Miata experience, engineers have achieved a perfect 50/50 balance in the front-to-rear weight distribution. Interior design is vastly improved, as well. Despite the car's shorter length, you get more leg space and headroom, and the driver's position is better and safer. The hood has been lowered, which increases the sense of speed. Seats made out of cloth mesh save weight and move with the driver more naturally around corners. The roof has been redesigned to be quieter with the addition of an aluminum component.

Despite its relatively low horsepower, this fourth generation Miata is a winner. Be prepared to see more Mazdas on the track — although the MX-5 Miata can also be enjoyed as a daily driver that will keep a smile on your face.

Warranty/Service: 36-month/36,000-mile "bumper-to-bumper" warranty; 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $24,915

As Tested: $24,915

  • 27 / 34 mpg
  • EPA
  • 5.8 sec
  • 0-60
  • 155 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G 4-cylinder
  • Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Torque: 148 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Curb Weight: 2,332 lbs
  • Wheelbase: 90.9 in
  • Length: 154.1 in
  • Width: 68.3 in
  • Height: 48.6 in
  • Turning circle: 30.8 ft
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • Suspension: Double wishbone front; multi-link rear
  • Traction: electronic stability control with traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 5.8 sec
  • 60-0 mph: 111 ft.
  • EPA City: 27 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 34 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Safety: dual front airbags; side impact airbags

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