Mazda MX-5 Miata

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CR Model Summary
In the late 1980s, the Mazda MX-5 Miata modernized the classic roadster concept--it was a true driver's car that was affordable, agile, and fun. Now, 25 years and 940,000-sales later, Mazda has introduced the fourth-generation 2016 MX-5 Miata. The new car is wider and lower than today's car, with a decidedly muscular feel to its rear flanks and an aggressive snout. Most important, weight has been reduced by 220 pounds. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine puts out 155-hp. Every Miata we've ever driven has had super-agile handling, with quick, precise steering and a delightfully accurate shifter.
General Model Specs
Body styles
Drive wheels
2 front
Engines available
2.0-liter 4 (155 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 mile
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First Drive - Mazda MX-5 Miata
Break out the thesaurus. Mazda just launched a redesign of its spry, nimble, lithe, and brisk two-seat MX-5 convertible.

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Reliability History - Mazda MX-5 Miata
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/NA
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/NA
Side curtain air bags Not available
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Not available
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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