2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
- Engine updated with more power and a higher redline
- Previously unavailable rearview camera is now standard
- The steering wheel now telescopes
- New GT-S package for Grand Touring models
- Part of the fourth MX-5 Miata generation introduced for 2016
- Extremely fun and engaging to drive, even at low speeds
- One of the most fuel-efficient sports cars you can buy
- Manual soft top is easy to lower or close quickly
- Cabin gets fairly loud at highway speeds even with the top up
- Not much room to stretch out inside
- Limited cargo space in a tiny trunk
- Noticeable body roll during aggressive cornering
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which MX-5 Miata does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
With the exception of the ultra-hardcore Alfa Romeo 4C, no vehicle on sale today represents purity of purpose as much as the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Like all Miatas throughout the last 30 years, the 2019 version is a two-seat roadster that prioritizes thrills over frills. You won't find massaging seats, high-tech features or generous trunk space here. But you will enjoy pure, unadulterated fun that no other cars in this price class can match. A bevy of upgrades for 2019 makes the Miata more enticing than ever.
Engine performance is at the forefront of 2019's enhancements. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine now produces 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque — an increase of 26 hp and 3 lb-ft over last year's model — and the redline is 700 rpm higher. We haven't tested its performance in the soft top yet, but our retractable hardtop MX-5 Miata RF tester zipped from 0 to 60 mph a half-second quicker than last year's model.
Convenience has improved, too. The steering wheel now telescopes, which improves the driving position for taller drivers. A previously unavailable rearview camera is now standard on every Miata, while the Grand Touring's advanced safety features are now available on Sport and Club models as part of the new i-Activsense package. And for drivers who want it all, a new GT-S package adds the Club trim's handling upgrades to the luxury-oriented Grand Touring model. The 2019 Miata's changes should make it more appealing to enthusiasts and casual drivers alike.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata configurations
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a two-seat roadster offered in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. All Miatas are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (181 horsepower, 151 pound-feet of torque) that drives the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission with wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Sport trim offers a more bare-bones motoring experience; the Club is for sport-oriented driving, with a number of mechanical upgrades and added interior features; and the Grand Touring trim focuses on providing comfort, convenience and technology.
Standard features for the Sport trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, a manually retractable black soft top with a glass rear window, LED headlights and taillights, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment interface with an auxiliary control knob, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth, voice controls, and a six-speaker sound system with HD radio, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.
The Club trim includes everything from the Sport but comes with different equipment depending on the chosen transmission. With the manual shifter, it's equipped with a sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, a shock-tower brace, a limited-slip differential and an engine sound enhancer. Opting for the automatic negates these features.
Otherwise, all Miata Clubs get 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, a sportier front fascia, a rear lip spoiler, black mirror covers and roll hoops, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, red interior stitching, upgraded interior trim panels, heated seats, a nine-speaker Bose audio system and satellite radio.
Both Sport and Club models are available with the i-Activsense package, which adds lane departure warning and low-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking. The Sport with this package also gets blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The Grand Touring loses the manual-transmission Club's performance upgrades except for the sound enhancer, which remains a manual-only feature. These features, along with the sport-tuned suspension, are available in the new GT-S package.
Grand Touring features include adaptive headlights with automatic high-beam control, the i-Activsense package, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, heated mirrors with body-colored covers, automatic wipers, a cloth-lined top, leather upholstery, automatic climate control, and a navigation system.
The Brembo/BBS package is offered on manual-transmission Club models, and it includes 17-inch forged BBS wheels, more powerful Brembo front brakes, an aero body kit and heated leather seats. It can be ordered with or without Recaro sport seats.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Convertible (2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed manual | RWD), with additional impressions from our full test of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club (2.0L inline-4 | 6-speed manual | RWD).
NOTE: Since our original convertible test was conducted in 2016, the Miata has received some revisions, including a more powerful engine and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, both of which were added for 2019. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's MX-5 Miata, however.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite MX-5 Miata safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitoring
- Alerts the driver of other vehicles in the Miata's blind spots with indicators mounted on the side mirrors.
- Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
- Alerts the driver of cars approaching from either side of the Miata's rear bumper when in reverse.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Warns you when you unintentionally drift out of your lane without activating a turn signal.
Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. the competition
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2019 Subaru BRZ
Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Subaru BRZ
The Miata and the Subaru BRZ share a common commitment to the joy of driving. Although the BRZ is larger, heavier and packs a set of rear seats, it's still a relatively small, sporty coupe. It's undoubtedly more practical than the Miata, but the diminutive MX-5 is quicker and livelier.
Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Toyota 86
The Toyota 86 is almost identical to the Subaru BRZ — Toyota and Subaru jointly developed the cars' rear-wheel-drive platform — and shares most of the BRZ's characteristics. The differences mostly come down to styling and interior trim. The BRZ also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, while the 86 and the Miata do not.
Mazda MX-5 Miata vs. Ford Mustang
The Miata is small and lithe, while the Ford Mustang is the opposite. Though this Mustang generation certainly handles better than previous models, the 'Stang is still obsessed with straight-line performance. It's more comfortable, roomier and more powerful than the Miata, but it's also much more expensive.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata for Sale
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is offered in the following submodels: MX-5 Miata Convertible. Available styles include Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Sport 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M), and Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 MX-5 Miata.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6M)Available Inventory:
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,750. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,699 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,699 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,051.
The average savings for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is5.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,385. The average price paid for a new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,472 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $1,472 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$29,913.
The average savings for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is4.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 3 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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