With a smaller trunk and the discontinuation of the power-retractable hard top, the2016 Mazda MX5 Miata still has a lot to offer driving enthusiasts.
You can order your Mazda Miata in three different versions; Sport, Club and Grand Touring, all of which share the same four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual or automatic transmission. In a class by itself, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers a good value for the money and is still a fun car to drive.
Our 2016 Mazda Miata review starts with the exterior looks of the new Miata. An inch shorter and slightly wider than last year’s model, the Miata also has a slightly wider track. How did Mazda shorten an already small car? It’s in the headlights which are now LED units offering compact size and affordability.
Inside the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
The interior of the smaller, wider 2016 Miata offers more space than before, giving the driver slightly more head and leg room. By lowering the seating position and angle and giving the new Miata thinner seats and a thinner steering wheel, Mazda has made the ride more comfortable although our testers didn’t like the “cheap” feel of the seats or thinness of the new steering wheel.
New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata review test drive
On the road, the new Mazda Miata feels much like the previous models; fun to drive and agile. With new options and an efficient SkyActiv 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Miata makes use of its light weight and exceptional handling making it feel much more powerful on the road. Choosing between the different models, Sport, Club or Grand Touring, drivers will get a very different feel from each with the Club being our favorite. Additional features and stability control systems make each of the models a vehicle all their own and it makes it very difficult for the buyer to choose just one.
The new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a fun car to drive and gives the driver that connected feel that is usually only found in much more expensive sports cars. If you are looking for an affordable, fun to drive car that offers performance and value, take a look at the 2016 Mazda Miata.