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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a legend of the roadways. Since its introduction, the Miata has been an example of fun roadster performance, and the 2019 MX-5 Miata is the best so far.


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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

What’s New for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

Probably the biggest update for the 2019 model year is a boost in engine power, with an added 26 horsepower and 3 lb-ft of torque for a total of 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the MX-5 Miata is adding a new tilt-and-telescopic steering column to all models as well as a new rearview camera. On the MX-5 Grand Touring, you can now get an available brown soft top. Also, the MX-5 now comes with available Traffic Sign Recognition and available Smart City Brake Support low-speed automatic emergency braking.

The Miata now comes with a new set of available packages at every trim level. For the Sport and Club trims, there are new i-ACTIVSENSE® packages. On the Sport model, this adds Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. On the Club, it is just Smart City Brake Support and Lane Departure Warning. For the Grand Touring on manual-transmission models only, there is a new GT-S package, which adds a limited-slip differential, Bilstein® dampers, front shock tower braces, and a sport-tuned suspension.

On the Miata RF, the Club trim with a manual transmission gets its own Brembo®/BBS Recaro® option package, which adds Brembo® front brakes with red-painted front and rear calipers, BBS forged 17-inch Gunmetal-finish alloy wheel, an aero kit with side sill extensions and a rear bumper skirt, heated Recaro® sport seats, and a black roof. Meanwhile, the MX-5 RF Grand Touring (again manual-transmission only) gets its own version of the GT-S package with the same features but the addition of a black roof.

All of this comes at a slight price bump up to $25,730. The previous model year started at $25,295.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Exterior

The exterior of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a prime example of the KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy since it was unveiled for 2015. For 2019, the MX-5 Miata comes in both a soft top and a retractable fastback hard top. The soft top can be standard black or available dark cherry or brown. Meanwhile, the hard top can come in standard body color or optional black.

Both versions come in a range of exterior colors, including Jet Black Mica, Ceramic Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Machine Gray Metallic, Eternal Blue Mica, Arctic White, and of course the trademark Soul Red Crystal Metallic.

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Exterior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

  • 16-inch Metallic Black aluminum alloy wheels, Aluminum front fenders, Aluminum hood and trunk lid, Body-color door handle and front and rear bumpers, Halogen daytime running lights, Dual silver exhaust outlets, Dual piano black power side mirrors, LED headlamps and tail lights, Manual black cloth convertible top, Rear fender mounted radio antenna, Black seat back bar trim, Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

  • 17-inch Metallic Black aluminum alloy wheels, Black front air dam, High mount stop lamp with body color cover, LED daytime running lights, Black rear lip spoiler, Piano black seat back bar trim, Design Blade ilo Tournament wipers, Trunk lid-mounted “shark fin” antenna

Exterior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

  • 17-inch dark silver aluminum alloy wheels, Auto on/off headlights, Auto-dimming driver-side mirror, Body-color heated side mirrors, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control

Exterior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club

  • 17-inch Metallic Black aluminum alloy wheels, Black front air dam, High mount stop lamp with body color cover, LED daytime running lights, Black rear lip spoiler, Piano black seat back bar trim, Design Blade ilo Tournament wipers, Trunk lid-mounted “shark fin” antenna, Aluminum front fenders, Aluminum hood and trunk lid, Body-color door handle and front and rear bumpers, Dual silver exhaust outlets, Dual piano black power side mirrors, LED headlamps and tail lights, Power retractable fastback roof, Rear fender mounted radio antenna, Variable-intermittent windshield wipers

Exterior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

  • 17-inch dark silver aluminum alloy wheels, Auto on/off headlights, Auto-dimming driver-side mirror, Body-color heated side mirrors, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Adaptive Front-lighting System, High Beam Control

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Performance

Each MX-5 Miata, regardless of trim or body style, uses a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder engine. With improvements from lighter pistons and rods to a larger throttle, this engine produces an increased 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Efficiency

The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers nearly identical fuel economy ratings whether the model uses the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. For the manual, it gets 26 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. With the automatic, the city rating is the same, but on the highway it gets 35 mpg, for a total of 30 mpg combined.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Interior

Mazda geared the interior of the 2019 MX-5 Miata toward providing a comfortable environment from which the driver can enjoy the roadster’s fun performance. It provides seating for two, some small storage areas, an audio system with headrest-mounted speakers for top-down cruising, and leather upholstery on surfaces you touch most, such as the steering wheel, parking brake, and gear shift knob. On higher trims, the refinement of the interior increases to include heated seats and an automatic air conditioning system.

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Interior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

  • Three-spoke leather steering wheel, Air conditioning, Cloth-trimmed bucket seats, Door pull handle with silver cap, Driver and passenger back panel covered storage box, Engine start switch with black ring, Leather-trimmed shift knob, Leather-trimmed parking brake, Mesh aero board wind blocker, Steering wheel mounted audio and speed controls, Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • AM/FM audio system with six speakers, Driver’s side headrest speakers, Auxiliary audio input jack, Color touch-screen display, HD radio™, Mazda Advanced keyless entry, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Multi-Function Commander Control, Speed-sensing audio volume control system, Dual USB audio input

Interior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club

  • Black cloth-trimmed seats with red accent stitching, Bright door pull handle cap, Vinyl leather with body-color upper door trim, Engine start switch with bright ring, Heated seats with three settings, Vinyl leather ilo plastic IP lower panel, Vinyl leather ilo plastic rear console lid
  • BOSE® audio system with nine speakers and AudioPilot™, Driver and passenger headrest speakers, SiriusXM® satellite radio with 4-month subscription, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Interior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring

  • Automatic air conditioning, Auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink®, Cloth lining on convertible top, Bright ilo black heater control dial, Heated leather-trimmed seats, Bright ilo black vent louver bezel
  • Mazda navigation system, Lane Departure Warning System, Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition

Interior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Club

  • Black cloth-trimmed seats with red accent stitching, Bright door pull handle cap, Vinyl leather with body-color upper door trim, Engine start switch with bright ring, Heated seats with three settings, Vinyl leather ilo plastic IP lower panel, Vinyl leather ilo plastic rear console lid, Three-spoke leather steering wheel, Air conditioning, Driver and passenger back panel covered storage box, Leather-trimmed shift knob, Leather-trimmed parking brake, Transparent wind blocker, Steering wheel mounted audio and speed controls, Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • BOSE® audio system with nine speakers and AudioPilot™, Driver and passenger headrest speakers, SiriusXM® satellite radio with 4-month subscription, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Auxiliary audio input jack, Color touch-screen display, HD radio™, Mazda Advanced keyless entry, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, Multi-Function Commander Control, Speed-sensing audio volume control system, Dual USB audio input, Bluetooth® hands-free phone and audio, Rearview camera

Interior features available on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring

  • Automatic air conditioning, Auto-dimming rear view mirror with Homelink®, Bright ilo black heater control dial, Heated leather-trimmed seats, Bright ilo black vent louver bezel
  • Mazda navigation system, Lane Departure Warning System, Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Safety

Standard safety features include airbags all around the driver and front passenger, side-impact-protecting door beams, and a newly standard rearview camera. With the addition of optional packages or rising trim level, the MX-5 gets more advanced active safety systems, including Blind Zone Monitoring and low-speed automatic braking.

Standard Safety Features on the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  • Dual front airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Side-impact door beams

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