Used 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Pricing


List Price $30,065 - $28,600
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2016 Highlights

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is an all-new model.


Pros

  • Extremely fun to drive around turns, even at low speeds
  • available manual transmission is satisfying to shift
  • manual soft top is easy to lower in no time at all
  • prices are very reasonable, whether it's a base MX-5 or fully loaded.

Cons

  • Cabin gets fairly loud at highway speeds with the top up
  • not much room inside for driver and passenger
  • limited cargo space inside the tiny trunk
  • noticeable amount of body roll during aggressive cornering diminishes the car's precision feel.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black w/Red Stitch cloth11,894 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataClub
List:$22,599
Est.Loan: $412/mo
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3.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Soul Red Metallic Sport Tan leather29,552 miles
Cpo 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
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JUST ARRIVED - MAZDA FACTORY CERTIFIED 7 YEAR/100,000 MILE WARRANTY - MX5 GRAND TOURING LAUNCH EDITION - AUTOMATIC - (ONLY 1000 MADE) - COMES WITH LAUNCH EDITION CERT AND GOODIES - LEATHER/HEATED SEATS/NAVIGATION/7' TOUCHSCREEN/BOSE SOUND SYSTEM/ADVANCE SAFETY (BLIND SPOT AND REAR CROSS TRAFFIC, LAND DEPARTURE, LED TRACKING HEADLIGHTS, HIGH BEAM CONTROL, AND ALOT MORE)/AUTO DIMMING REARVIEW AND SIDE MIRROR/ - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - ONE OWNER - CLEAN CARFAX - MORE PICTURES AND PRICING COMING RIGHT AFTER OUR 160 POINT INSPECTION AND RECONDITIONING PROCESS - **Grand Touring upgrades over Sport Include: 17' alloy wheels, Auto on/off headlights, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control, Leather-trimmed sport seats, Heated seats, MAZDA CONNECT with 7' touch-screen, Commander control, (HD Radio, Aha, Pandora, Stitcher) internet radio integration, SMS text message, Dual USB ports, SiriusXM Sat Radio, Bose Surround Sound audio system including driver s and passenger s headrest-mounted speakers, Blind Spot and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Convertible top black cloth liner, Body-colored power side mirrors, Heated side mirrors, Auto-dimming driver s-side mirror, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Automatic climate control, Navigation system, Anti-theft alarm** **CPO 12-Month / 12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty 7-Year / 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24hr Roadside Assistance, 160-Point Detailed Inspection, Zero Deductible, Special APR available** **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Blue Reflex Mica Black leather15,653 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
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Black. 2016 Mazda Miata Grand Touring Blue We are now offering Ted Britt 4 Life! Lifetime Vehicle Coverage! Powertrain4Life, Nitro4Life, Windshield4Life, VAInspection4Life, Battery4Life, and Loaner4Life. See Dealer for details. Please call Ted Britt Ford/Lincoln in Chantilly for an appointment at 703-673-2300. Come see why Ted Britt Ford Lincoln of Chantilly is one of the top dealers in the country!! This vehicle is at the Chantilly location. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Meteor Gray Mica Sport Tan leather13,230 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$20,470
Est.Loan: $373/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black leather7,537 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$23,998
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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18 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black cloth8,631 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataSport
List:$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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2016 Mazda Miata Sport Ceramic Metallic MAZDA CERTIFIED, ONE OWNER, ALLOY WHEELS, POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS, LOCALLY OWNED, BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE CALLING, Black w/Cloth Upholstery. RWD 6-Speed Manual 2.0L I4 DOHC VVT 16V TOTAL CONFIDENCE WITH MAZDA CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED! Koons of Silver Spring is America's fastest growing Pre-Owned Certified Mazda dealer! All Pre-Owned Certified Mazda vehicles come with a 7 year / 100,000 mile warranty which includes 12 months / 12,000 miles COMPREHENSIVE factory coverage! This Pre-Owned Certified Mazda may also qualify for special finance rates with Mazda Financial...please e-mail us or call 301-890-6100 for further details! All prices are plus, tax, tags, and $300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of pre-owned Mazdas with the MOST competitive pricing in the market! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX@KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM! Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Jet Black Mica Black leather5,055 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$24,431
Est.Loan: $445/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black cloth21,321 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataSport
List:$17,988
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Ceramic Metallic Black leather981 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$24,888
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Jet Black Mica Black w/Red Stitch cloth10 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataClub
List:$24,000
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Clean CARFAX. **BLUETOOTH**, REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY, BREMBO PACKAGE, Black Leather, Advanced Keyless Entry System, Aero Kit, Brembo Front Brakes w/Red Calipers, Brembo/BBS Package, Wheels: 17 BBS Forged Gunmetal Alloy. Brembo/BBS Package (Advanced Keyless Entry System, Aero Kit, Brembo Front Brakes w/Red Calipers, and Wheels: 17 BBS Forged Gunmetal Alloy), Balance of Factory Warranty, Black Leather, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Upholstery, Convertible roof wind blocker, Door Sill Trim Plates, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Glass rear window, Illuminated entry, Leather Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Panic alarm, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM/HD Stereo w/CD Player, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear window defroster, Reclining Front Bucket Seats, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Spoiler, Sport steering wheel, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, and Variably intermittent wipers. Odometer is 11421 miles below market average! 34/27 Highway/City MPG *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Crystal White Pearl Mica Black leather18,118 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$23,000
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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: *Certified Pre-Owned* *Free Delivery, 5-Day Returns, & 1-Year Powertrain Coverage* CARFAX 1-Owner. Nav System, Heated Leather Seats, Satellite Radio, ADVANCED KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM, Aluminum Wheels, Premium Sound System. AND MORE! THE CARBIZ DIFFERENCE: Simplify your experience with No Haggle Fair Market Pricing, Non-Commissioned Salespeople, 5 Day No Questions Return Policy, 1 Year Powertrain Coverage, and a buying process that fits your lifestyle; either In-Person at one of our innovative showrooms or at your convenience Online with Free Delivery to your door. We specialize in fairness and flexibility. Google Carbiz to see what others have to say. Visit Carbiz.com to get to know us more. OPTION PACKAGES: Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring with CRYSTAL WHITE PEARL MICA exterior and BLACK WHITE interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 155 HP at 6000 RPM*. Because our vehicles are priced below market value and with no hidden charges, there's absolutely no price haggling or typical dealer 'scare tactics.' The only additional cost to our Price is your State Tax, Tags, License, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Blue Reflex Mica Black leather29,155 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 36/27 Highway/City MPG Push Button Start, Bluetooth, Advanced Keyless Entry, Aux Hookup, USB Port, 2D Convertible, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, Garage door transmitter: HomeLink, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Navigation System. At Mazda Volkswagen of Fredericksburg, a member of the Huber Motor Cars Company, we have a strong and committed sales staff with many years of experience satisfying our customers' needs. Drivers from Fredericksburg and surrounding Virginia areas agree. Come See Us Today! We truly appreciate your business and the trust you place in us. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Soul Red Metallic Black leather11,446 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$23,000
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Excellent Condition, Mazda Certified, CARFAX 1-Owner, LOW MILES - 11,446! EPA 34 MPG Hwy/27 MPG City! Navigation, Heated Leather Seats, iPod/MP3 Input, Onboard Communications System, Satellite Radio, ADVANCED KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM CLICK NOW! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: 12-Month/12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty, 7-Year/ 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24-Hour Roadside Assistance, 160-Point Inspection and Reconditioning, Zero Deductible, Vehicle History Report, Extended Coverage Available, Transferable Benefits Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $30,100*. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Leather Seats, Navigation, Heated Driver Seat, Premium Sound System, Satellite Radio, iPod/MP3 Input, Onboard Communications System, Aluminum Wheels, Heated Seats, Heated Leather Seats. MP3 Player, Steering Wheel Controls, Electronic Stability Control, Heated Mirrors, Bucket Seats. OPTION PACKAGES: ADVANCED KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM. Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring with Soul Red Metallic exterior and Black w/Red Stitching interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 155 HP at 6000 RPM*. Serviced here, Non-Smoker vehicle, Originally bought here, Clean CARFAX report! VEHICLE REVIEWS: Like every MX-5 before it, the 2016 model is best when the road turns twisty. It zips around turns with an enthusiasm few other cars can match, while the efficient four-cylinder engine makes enough power and sound to keep the good times rolling. -Edmunds.com. Great Gas Mileage: 34 MPG Hwy. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black leather1,675 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$24,996
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M) Ceramic Metallic Black leather12,519 miles
Cpo 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$23,475
Est.Loan: $428/mo
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MAZDA FACTORY CERTIFIED 7 YEAR/100,000 MILE WARRANTY - MX5 GRAND TOURING - MANUAL - LEATHER/HEATED SEATS/NAVIGATION/7' TOUCHSCREEN/BOSE SOUND SYSTEM/ADVANCE SAFETY (BLIND SPOT AND REAR CROSS TRAFFIC, LAND DEPARTURE, LED TRACKING HEADLIGHTS, HIGH BEAM CONTROL, AND ALOT MORE)/AUTO DIMMING REARVIEW AND SIDE MIRROR - NO HIDDEN RECON FEES - ONE OWNER - CLEAN CARFAX - **Grand Touring upgrades over Sport Include: 17' alloy wheels, Auto on/off headlights, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control, Leather-trimmed sport seats, Heated seats, MAZDA CONNECT with 7' touch-screen, Commander control, (HD Radio, Aha, Pandora, Stitcher) internet radio integration, SMS text message, Dual USB ports, SiriusXM Sat Radio, Bose Surround Sound audio system including driver s and passenger s headrest-mounted speakers, Blind Spot and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, Convertible top black cloth liner, Body-colored power side mirrors, Heated side mirrors, Auto-dimming driver s-side mirror, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Automatic climate control, Navigation system, Anti-theft alarm** **CPO 12-Month / 12,000 Mile Vehicle Limited Warranty 7-Year / 100,000 Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 24hr Roadside Assistance, 160-Point Detailed Inspection, Zero Deductible, Special APR available** **At Chantilly Mazda we promise you'll have a great experience. All you add is your state's tax, tags, and processing fee. No other fees and we mean it!! (no reconditioning fees, no dealer prep, no CPO fees, no testing fees). For more information or to schedule a test drive, call (855)423-9049. Buy Happy!**

Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Crystal White Pearl Mica Black leather24 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$26,988
Est.Loan: $491/mo
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Meteor Gray Mica Sport Tan leather14,800 miles
Used 2016Mazda MX-5 MiataGrand Touring
List:$22,989
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Features & Specs

Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
MPG303030
Seating222
Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower155 hp @ 6000 rpm155 hp @ 6000 rpm155 hp @ 6000 rpm

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating


Deleted my "Bucket List"!
Don't think this little roadster won't be exciting to drive with only 155 horses under the hood. I've been driving the Grand Touring version since August and I really hate pulling it into the garage for the night. The short throw, six speed manual shift is so sweet. My daily commute is 12 miles of country roads ( speed limits 35 to 55 ) which puts the tach between 1500 & 2200. I'm getting 38 to 42 mpg, not 28 to 34 as suggested on the sticker! My only freeway run was the hour and a half drive coming home from the dealership at 80 mph. Only got 36 mpg on that trip. I'll take it back to the dealer for it's first free oil change but I definitely won't use the freeway, (no fun in that!) Coffee drinkers will be dissappointed with either of the cup holder positions as you and a passenger will be banging your knees on them (if holders are installed on either side of the front center console) and if the holders are at the rear of center console, reaching for your cup will be a little awkward. Trust me, you won't feel the need for caffeine when your slide behind the wheel! The glove compartment is between the seat backs (right above the cup holders) so don't be reaching for any items while driving. There aren't any door pockets for storage either. The trunk can hold 4 or 5 bags of groceries (but not your golf clubs). If the lack of storage positions bothers you, ... take your spouse's car but don't be surprised if they won't give your's back! Final analysis ... I've deleted my "Bucket List" ... Don't need it! I'm having too much fun driving my Miata! Updated 11/12/2016: It's been an unusually warm autumn for 2016 which has happily extended my top down driving fun! My Miata was purchased to be driven only on rare special occasions in nice weather (so I could gift it to my 4 year old grandson upon my demise which hopefully won't be for 20+ years). Unfortunately, this car has become my "preferred" choice of transportation, so I no longer see myself limiting my driving to 1,000 miles a year. My grandson will probably be inheriting a Miata with 100,000+ miles on it at the rate I've been using it! Sorry about that kiddo! Updated 11/14/2017: I took my 20116 Miata to my local Mazda dealer last fall for a 3,000 miles oil change before putting it to bed for the winter. I now have 4,777 miles and not due an oil change until 7,830 but I'll probably have them change oil again (and maybe a wash) before covering it up for the winter. This is the most fun car to drive I have ever owned. Getting in and out for retirees may require a few weeks at the gym ( concentrate on squat thrust), until you feel physically fit to enter and exit this car without the aid of your arms and hands. (OK, maybe throw some push ups in with those squat thrusts for a while.) They say people with two story houses live longer because of the extra exercise their getting going up and down steps so maybe Miata Owners live and prosper longer too! My barber's father is 96 and contributes his longevity to traveling to the basement with a shot glass for wine and going back upstairs to read a book in his rocking chair while he sips on his shot glass of wine. "Wow! A shot a day is his longevity secret" I asked? ... "No," said my barber. "He makes a hundred trips a day!"
More fun to drive than my former Corvette
Traded in my 2006 Corvette for a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, so that alone should tell you something! More fun to drive, better handling, smoother manual shifting and just more exciting overall. My only issues are with some of the interior design flaws. The CD player is behind the seats rather than in the dashboard by the radio where it belongs. There is no "glove box" even though there is room for one. The GPS outlet is located near the passenger's feet where it is not accessible from the driver's seated position--not a problem if you have the navigation system in the "Club" or "GT" trims. The cup holders are located where they can not be easily reached. The sun visors are too small and do not rotate to the sides. The floor mats are very thin and not reinforced where the driver's clutch foot comes into contact with them. Despite these few interior design issues, which may seem petty to many, this car is a blast to drive and I am pleased with my purchase.
A Great Fun Ride & Great MPG's
I purchased the manual Sport and it's Great in almost every way. A bit more interior storage would be nice but other than that, it's a car you will WANT to drive. It's fun, handles very well, and gets looks everywhere I go. The 6 speed manual is wonderful. One of the very best I've ever driven. I don't really push it and am a conservative driver and the MPG's are fantastic. Average 28.5 in town and over 40 MPG on Highway if you keep it under 65 MPH. Recent interstate highway trip of over 100 miles on rolling terrain got 42.5 MPG !! Great with the top down but loud cabin at interstate speeds with top up. Would recommend this car to anyone who wants a fun to drive, sporty convertible that gets great MPG's and makes you feel happy every time you get behind the wheel. ----- It's been a year since I purchased this car and although I only drive it 200 - 300 miles a month it still is a great car. Still wish it had more easy to get to storage but that being said I would buy it again. Only small problem is that the convertible top does not pop up as much as when it was new which makes it a little harder to get a grip to raise from the inside while seated. ZOOM ZOOM. (2 1/2 year update) At 5000 miles I'm still glad I purchased this car. Only problem is a squeaky drivers seat when I get in and out. Still fun to drive and great gas mileage.
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What Is It?
Hot on the heels of its 25th anniversary, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the thoroughly redesigned fourth generation of the iconic roadster. Known to expectant Miata aficionados by its "ND" code name, every part of the new Miata has been redesigned with one mantra in mind: Innovate in order to preserve.

What Mazda engineers strove to hang on to were the qualities that made the original 1990 Miata a runaway success: a light feel, direct response and a high level of driver engagement. But it also resonated with buyers because it came wrapped in a friendly and inexpensive two-seat convertible package that anyone could drive and enjoy.

Staying true to your roots is tough sledding. Other inexpensive hero cars of the past (the Datsun 240Z, Toyota Supra and even Mazda's RX-7) lost sight of what made them initially successful as they grew more luxurious, expensive (and less relevant) with each successive redesign.

Mazda would have to apply some brainpower if the 2016 MX-5 were to combat bloat and meet its aggressive weight-loss target of 220 pounds in the face of the steady march of safety standards and the increasing list of must-have convenience and connectivity features.

What Has Changed?
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 wears a more athletic skin with taut lines and tightly sculpted surfaces. Its new 91.1-inch wheelbase is just over a half-inch shorter, but overall length has shrunk by a full 3.2 inches thanks to equal reductions in the front and rear overhangs. This is the stubbiest Miata to date.

Despite this, the hood is actually longer because the windshield has been moved back 2.8 inches. Underneath, the engine sits a half-inch lower and 0.6 inch farther aft. The car now stands 0.4 inch shorter at the roof and the driver's butt sits 0.8 inch lower.

These tweaks conspire to shrink the Miata, which trims mass. But these alterations are directionally positive for handling, too.

Additional weight savings came from substantial increases in the use of high-strength steel, especially in critical structural areas. Selected parts — including the front suspension knuckles, differential housing, front fenders and convertible top frame — are now made of aluminum. Just about everything else has been subjected to a general diet and optimization program. The seats, for example, shed 8.5 pounds apiece.

Our test vehicle tipped the scales at a very light 2,309 pounds — an astounding 195 pounds lighter than the 2015 Miata Club we last tested. It is worth noting, however, that our preproduction model was missing the body kits that are part of the Club trim and Brembo/BBS package.

All of this eases the burden on the new 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. We've seen the block, head and moving parts of this direct-injected engine before in the CX-5 and Mazda 3. But the MX-5 rear-wheel-drive version is built on a longitudinally oriented block with new intake and exhaust manifolds. In Miata trim this U.S.-only offering will make 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. It's backed by a six-speed manual transmission that weighs 15 pounds less than the current version.

How Many Trim Levels Are There?
The base Sport trim has a starting price of $25,735 with feature highlights that include LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, cloth seats, power windows and an audio system with USB/iPod integration.

We tested the performance-oriented Club trim which adds 17-inch wheels with wider tires, a limited-slip differential, a sport-tuned suspension, sporty body cladding and the Mazda Connect infotainment interface. On top of the $29,420 price tag for the Club, was the optional $3,400 Brembo/BBS package that adds upgraded front brakes, lighter wheels, side sill extensions and a rear bumper skirt. The as-tested price jumps to $32,820.

The more luxurious Grand Touring trim foregoes the performance upgrades in favor of creature comforts like leather upholstery, heated seats, automatic climate control, a premium Bose audio system, a navigation system and advanced safety features. In the end, it will set you back $30,885. All models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic is available for $1,480.

How Does It Drive?
Here in the U.S., we get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It gives up 12 hp to the previous Miata, but gains 8 lb-ft of torque. The rest of the world has to make due with a weaker 1.5-liter powerplant.

In Edmunds' testing, the U.S.-spec Miata reached 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is a half-second quicker than its predecessor. Working up and down the gearbox is wonderfully familiar, thanks to perfect pedal placement, very intuitive clutch engagement and the sort of satisfyingly direct shifter the Miata is known for.

Stopping from 60 mph required 111 feet — only a few feet longer than what we'd expect from a lightweight convertible. The brake pedal remained firm after several runs and the car slowed in a composed and controllable fashion.

What's missing is cowl shake, which has been pared back to near zero via structural optimization of the windshield pillar and dashboard supports. The feeling would be that of a fixed-roof car if fresh air wasn't filtering through our follicles. But even that is less pronounced than before thanks to improved cabin airflow management.

What Is the Interior Like?
Though smaller on the outside, the new Miata's interior is more friendly and spacious. The lowered seating position adds 0.4 inch of headroom, and at the rearmost seating position the maximum backrest recline angle improves 2 degrees (from 25 to 27).

The inside door tops are painted to match the exterior, but the really cool part is the character line that seems to penetrate through the dash and join up with the hood — a clever visual trick that connects the driver to what's going on outside.

There's a symmetry to the cockpit that centers around the large centrally mounted tachometer. Two gauge clusters nestle up to its sides and a pair of eyeball vents sit just outside the steering wheel. The steering wheel is a smidge smaller than last year and the steering column has been repositioned to improve the driver's pedal workspace below.

The new top is easy to flop forward because of its newfound lightness, and a removable windblock panel sits between the standard twin roll hoops.

All of the cabin materials have been upgraded, and the newly redesigned seats offer seamless comfort owing to the lighter net-style suspension system that replaces steel springs. Mazda's recently upgraded palette of buttons and knobs is here, and we're particularly fond of the master control array used to manipulate the well-conceived entertainment and navigation system. Unfortunately, the controller's placement just behind the shifter is not optimal. Drivers will need to rest their arm just off center to avoid unintentional button and dial taps.

What Kind of Mileage Does It Deliver?
The EPA estimates fuel economy 30 mpg combined (27 city/34 highway) for the manual transmission. The automatic increases highway mileage to 36 mpg. We easily exceeded these estimates by attaining a 35.1-mpg result on our highway-heavy evaluation loop and 28.5 mpg over the few days we spent with it.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
The closest offering comes from the Mini stable in the form of the Mini Cooper convertible or the Mini Cooper Roadster convertible. Right away you can see a problem. The Mini is cool, handles well and has heritage on its side, but it's a front-drive roof-cut-off vehicle that strikes a more upright pose. It costs a bit more, too, but the option of a backseat is on the table.

At one point the BMW Z3, Mercedes-Benz SLK and Porsche Boxster seemed like competitors. All were launched, one could argue, in response to the runaway success of the Miata. But today all three have marched decidedly upmarket to the point where it's a matter of calculating how many MX-5s you can get for one of them.

The Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky were conceived to go head-to-head with the Miata, too, but both of them are now long gone — along with the very brands that sold them.

Why Should You Consider It?
Anyone who wants a simple and engaging rear-drive roadster should look no further. There's a lot of fun-to-drive on hand for less than half the cost of what the German competition is peddling. And the Miata is the far more accessible car, in that you'll never feel the need to attend a racing school to enjoy it.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

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