For years, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has excited driving enthusiasts. This two-seater’s fun-to-drive nature and affordability have helped it to become one of the most affordable sports cars in history. According to the Phoenix Mazda dealer, the MX-5 Miata gets a few major updates for 2019. Not only does it pack more power under the hood, it also now offers a number of new safety technologies.
Motivating the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a familiar 2.0-liter, SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. However, it’s been revised to produce more power. Total output has increased to 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Mazda has also raised the engine’s redline to 7,500 rpm. The Phoenix Mazda dealership expects these changes to result in a noticeable improvement in overall performance. While a six-speed transmission comes standard, you can opt for a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Unlike some sports cars, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata enables you to have fun without spending extra at the pump. While manual-equipped trims will return an EPA-estimated 26 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, automatic trims are rated to deliver 26 mpg in town and 35 mpg on the highway.*
A light and nimble body enables the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata to offer great handling. This is one of the reasons why it remains a favorite among amateur racers. Performance upgrades such as a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and a limited-slip differential enhance the Miata’s athletic road manners. Fortunately, ride comfort remains solid.
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata gives you a total of three trims to choose from: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. All versions of this roadster feature a convertible roof. While many Mazda fans choose the soft top, a hardtop makes the RF model more suitable for year-round driving. Some of the eye-catching paint colors available for the new MX-5 Miata include Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica and Machine Gray Metallic.
On the inside, the MX-5 Miata looks and feels like a classic sports car. Performance gauges and aluminum pedals help create an exciting atmosphere for drivers. Most importantly, well-bolstered seats ensure a relaxing ride. A new telescoping steering wheel further improves driver comfort.
You can also take advantage of the MX-5 Miata’s high-tech features. For the first time, a backup camera now comes standard throughout the lineup. Meanwhile, an auxiliary control knob helps you to easily use the 7-inch MazdaConnect touchscreen. Some of the other standard equipment includes HD radio, Bluetooth and voice controls. If you desire more excitement on the road, check out the nine-speaker Bose sound system with satellite radio.
While behind the wheel of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, you can look forward to enjoying a safe ride. An impressive selection of advanced driving aids are available. Featuring Smart City Brake Support and lane departure warning, Mazda’s i-Activsense package promises to give you extra peace of mind. Traffic Sign Recognition technology has also been introduced for 2019. Other safety technologies include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive headlights.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.