The fourth-generation Miata remains true to Mazda's original formula of a lightweight rear-wheel-drive roadster.
The Miata accelerates quickly when revved yet manages 34 mpg overall.
Shifting the delightfully accurate six-speed manual shifter is a joy.
For the best experience, stay with the manual transmission.
Even though the optional automatic works well, it dilutes the driving experience.
Quick and precise steering delivers sublime back-road handling, even though some body roll is noticeable.
High levels of noise, thin and unsupportive seats, and a stiff ride all grow fatiguing during highway travel.
Cabin space is snug, and the optional dial-controlled infotainment system takes time to master.
Flipping the convertible top open or closed is a breeze.
FCW, city-speed AEB, and BSW are standard.