Miata has a reputation for being sporty and fun for over 25 years and the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is another step in the same direction. This year, Mazda made some serious improvements to Miata including but not limiting to: better fuel efficiency, modern safety and the touch of technology. This sweet, sporty delight of 154-inches length and 68-inches width will be a fun drive for sure.

Exterior

The size of this newly redesigned Miata isn't all that different from older version but somewhat more compact. You can definitely feel the contemporary style both inside and out, 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has a more curvaceous beltline. The hood line is also redesigned and dramatically drops downward right above the front hood. This new design is still a continuation of the sporty concept that made Miata successful in the first place. New LED lamps also complement this redesigned exterior.

Interior

Traditionally low seating interior of Mazda Miata adds to the sporty sensation and the automaker seems to realize that – no real change there. The cockpit style analog gauges will surely add some retro styles and the huge console in between the passenger and driver seat adds to the personality of this 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The retro feel is very much intact with the air vents and climate control system. There’s a new infotainment system too which will definitely make this ride even sweeter. And as always, Miata will seat only two of you.

Under the Hood

While there is not a lot of changes in the interior and exterior and we can clearly see Mazda is reluctant to experiment too much with a successful model; everything under the hood is a different story. There’s a 2.0-liter SkyActiv direct-injection four-cylinder engine at 155 horsepower and 148 lb-feet torque. Not a lot – we hear you. But this car is meant to be sporty and fun; not a muscle car in any stretch. 6-speed manual shifts is the way to go but Mazda didn’t disappoint those who prefer automatic transmission. Yes, there’s still an automatic transmission available in all trims. Mileage is pretty decent 24/32 mpg (City/Highway) and somewhere around 28 mpg combined.

Price

The base model (AKA Sport - manual) starts at MSRP $24,915 and the top model (AKA Grand Touring with automatic transmission) starts at $31,270. With several packages and options, a fully loaded 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata can cost you as much as forty grand. We think 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is very fairly priced and indeed a sporty, fun ride.

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