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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Road Test Specs


Year Make Model2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)
Vehicle TypeRWD 2dr 2-passenger Convertible
Base MSRP$29,420
Options on test vehicleBrembo/BBS package ($3,400 - Brembo front brakes, BBS wheels, side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt, advanced keyless entry)
As-tested MSRP$32,820
Assembly locationHiroshima, Japan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/122
Block/head materialaluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves/cylinder variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)13
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)155 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)148 @ 4,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission type6-speed Manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I: 5.087; II: 2.991; III: 2.035; IV: 1.594; V: 1.286; VI: 1.000; R: 4.696
Final-drive ratio (x:1)2.866
Differential(s)Torque-sensing limited slip


Suspension, frontDouble-wishbones, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5
Tire make and modelBridgestone Potenza S001
Tire typeAsymmetrical summer, performance
Tire size205/45R17 84W
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, front11-in one-piece ventilated with 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear11-in one-piece solid with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.1
0-45 mph (sec.)3.8
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.6 @ 93.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.0
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.4
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.9 @ 92.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)111
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.5
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON64.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.93
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.93
Sound level @ idle (dB)49.7
@ Full throttle (dB)84.3
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)72.5
@ 70 mph top down (dB)80.3
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,400

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsLikes a lot of wheelspin. High-rpm (4,500-5,000) launches produce best times. Reducing rpm at launch consistently slowed times. Shifter is short-throw and positive. Engine is done making power by 6k and only gets rougher higher than that. Not a drag racer, but I wouldn't expect it to be.
Braking commentsStraight, consistent stops that lengthened initially. Best stop was first. Solid, confident pedal. Longer distance than expected for a light car with relatively sticky rubber.
Handling commentsPoor ESC calibration results in poor slalom speed. Turn it off, however, and there's ample speed left. Lots of body roll makes high-speed transitions more exciting than they need to be. Skid pad: Playful, fun with approachable limits. Good balance with a reasonable sense of where grip limits lie. Could (should?) be sharper, however. Easy to balance on throttle and hold the tail at a moderate slip angle. Very good communication, which has always been a Miata strength.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/12/2015
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)59.56
Relative humidity (%)72.31
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.74
Wind (mph, direction)3.0, head/cross
Odometer (mi.)1,102
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)29/29

Fuel Consumptions

EPA fuel economy (mpg)30 combined (27 city/34 highway)
Edmunds observed (mpg)28.5 overall/35.1 evaluation loop
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)11.9
Driving range (mi.)404.6

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionSix-speaker CD player
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioNot available
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemNot available
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartOptional
Parking aidsNot available
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,332
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)2,309
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)52.7 / 47.3
Length (in.)154.1
Width (in.)68.3
Height (in.)48.8
Wheelbase (in.)90.9
Track, front (in.)58.9
Track, rear (in.)59.17
Turning circle (ft.)30.8
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Headroom, front (in.)37.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)52.2
Seating capacity2
Trunk volume (cu-ft)4.59
Trunk volume, top down (cu-ft)4.59
GVWR (lbs.)2,745
Ground clearance (in.)5.3
Convertible top materialCloth, glass rear window with defroster
Operation typeManual-operated top and latches,


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles