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What Changed

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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2006 Mazda MX-5 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2006 Mazda MX-5 2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Price Range ($) $20,435 - $23,435 $22,098 - $25,780
Length (in) 157.3 155.3
Wheelbase (in) 91.7 89.2
Width (in) 67.7 66.1
Height (in) 49 48.3
Track (in) 58.7 55.7
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 261.8 241.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2441-2527 2440-2529
Legroom Total (in.) 43.1
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 49.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 5.3
Driven Wheels
  • RWD
  • RWD
Engines
  • 2.0l I4 (166-bhp)
  • 2.0l I4 (170-bhp)
  • 1.8l I4 (142-bhp)
  • 1.8l I4 (178-bhp)
Transmissions A6, M5, M6 A4, M5, M6
City MPG 23-25
Highway MPG 30
Combined MPG 26-27
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