2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test - Cargo Space

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: The Golf Clubs Technically Fit

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on July 20, 2016

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It's what every golfer wants to know about any convertible:

"Will my golf bag fit?"

And I can attest that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata does indeed have room for your golf bag, as long as you don't mind if it rides shotgun.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Will the Luggage Fit?

by Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager on July 12, 2016

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Will the luggage fit? To answer this question we loaded (our 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata) with bags in different configurations and took photos. What constitutes carry-on luggage varies depending upon who you ask. So for the sake of standardization we used the same blue carry-on bag--size (21 x15x10 inches) and red checked bag--size (30x20x13 inches).

Take the jump for photos and more detail...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Will a Cartful of Groceries Fit?

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Editor on June 1, 2016

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We haven't been kind in describing the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's cargo capacity. As Editor Frio noted a while back, one of our Cons in this year's review is "limited cargo space inside the tiny trunk," and we go on to explain that the "trunk is rather pathetic...measuring just 4.6 cubic feet. That's small even by roadster standards."

Indeed, while the drop-top Alfa Romeo 4C (3.7 cubes) and Nissan 370Z (4.2) are stingier still, there are a number of compact convertibles that offer more, including the Porsche Boxster (9.9 cubes between the trunk and the frunk) and the Mercedes-Benz SLK (an impressive 10.1).

But what does that mean in the real world? For example, can this relatively minuscule trunk swallow a legitimate cartful of groceries? If I were a betting man, I would have put it all on "nope."

I found myself at Ralph's the other night with a chance to test that hunch.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Does the Bike Fit?

by Mike Magrath, Features Editor on January 15, 2016

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You may not know this, but the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is not a very large car.

Does the bike fit?

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Plenty a' Room

by Dan Frio, Automotive Editor on December 4, 2015

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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:

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Introduction

by Mike Magrath, Features Editor on November 24, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

There's an old adage that says the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. This new MX-5 bucked an industry-wide trend of bigger, more powerful and quieter by going back to the formula that put this plucky, little roadster on the map. Everyone loves the MX-5 Miata when the roads are open, windy and reasonably level. What happens the rest of the time?

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