At a Glance
|Pricing||$20,435 - $23,435|
|Transmissions||A6, M5, M6|
|Fuel Economy||23-25 (city), 30 (highway)|
The Miata has long been one of the best rides available for under 30k. The third generation Miata (simply named MX-5) has not departed from the successful formula while addressing some of the weaknesses of its predecessor. The chassis is stronger. A longer wheelbase, wider track and improved weight distribution should keep the MX-5 nimble. The interior has been reworked to be more approachable and user-friendly. A 2.0L four-cylinder produces 158 hp and can be combined with either manual or automatic transmissions. The exterior styling has become a little more functional and a little farther away from the "cuteness" of the first generation and that of the cool Ibuki concept shown by Mazda in 2003.
Third generation Miata has a significantly longer wheelbase and wider track. New unibody structure is stiffer. Engine is mounted farther back. A larger interior features numerous improvements in style and usability. A 2.0L four-cylinder produces 158 hp.
|MX-5 Club Spec, MX-5, Touring||2.0l I4 (170-bhp)||M5||RWD||25/30/27||67||$20,435|
|MX-5 Touring, Sport, Grand Touring||2.0l I4 (166-bhp)||A6||RWD||23/30/26||62||$23,435|
|MX-5 Sport, Grand Touring||2.0l I4 (170-bhp)||M6||RWD||24/30/27||69||$22,935|