2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Plenty a' Room
by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on December 4, 2015
In our Edmunds review of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, we wrote that trunk capacity is rather pathetic, even by roadster standards, at just 4.6 cubic feet. For reference, a typical family sedan's trunk is about three times as large.
But that doesn't stop the Miata from stepping up when it's all you've got to pick up BBQ supplies. Those 4.6 cubes proved just enough when it came time for a little late fall char-be-cue to welcome a few friends passing through town. The photo above shows the trunk after the first stop.
Here's how much more it could swallow:
I even had The Kid riding shotgun. She had to balance a few other items on her lap and another bag of ice on the floor, but only for about a mile.
Granted this isn't the Miata's forte. This trunk will typically only see gym and laptop bags, a couple of weekend getaway duffels, some groceries. Am curious to see if it passes Riswick's golf bag test, but was impressed how easily it accommodated this shopping run.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor