2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

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"The 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata offers superior handling, an easy-to-use convertible top and loads of driving fun, but it needs its imminent 2016 redesign to keep pace with a growing, competitive market," says Cars.com reviewer Bill Jackson.

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Jennifer Geiger | December 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Photo Gallery (25 Photos)

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Mazda's roadster excels at turning an everyday drive into a thrill ride, and although it got a big styling update for 2016, the redesigned MX-5 Miata should offer more of the same driving excitement.

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The MX-5 Miata got slightly wider and lower for 2016, which gives it a more planted appearance. That, combined with a new grille, steeply raked windshield and sharp creases that slice through both sides of the hood turn the car's styling from cute to aggressive.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Video

The fourth generation of Mazda's fun and sporty roadster gets a new drivetrain, is wider and lower than its predecessor and wears a more dramatic front end thanks to a pair of sinister-looking headlights.

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Inside, Mazda has brightened up the new Miata's cabin with color contrast stitching on the dashboard and body-color inserts on the doors. Check out the video for more.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Mazda Releases More Specs for the 2016 MX-5 Miata

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We've seen what the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata looks like and have had some time up close with it, but now Mazda has dribbled out a few more specs for the roadster.

While overseas markets will get a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, the new Miata will come with a direct-injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the U.S. That's the same size engine as the outgoing Miata had, but the new four-cylinder features Mazda's SkyActiv technology. Horsepower and torque figures for the new engine weren't released, but Mazda said in a statement that the car "delivers sufficient output for its size." The current Mazda3 compact car has a SkyActiv 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 155 horsepower and 150 pounds-feet of torque. The new Miata gets a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic is likely, but hasn't been confirmed.

By Mike Hanley | October 2, 2014 | Comments (0)

More 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Details, Photos

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In the build-up to the unveiling of the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda called the new car a "revolution, not an evolution." We'd agree — the new car is a big departure stylistically from the previous generations.

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While Mazda was very tight-lipped about anything related to specifications or dimensions about the new Miata, we did get a chance to get up-close with a right-hand-drive version of the car that is for all intents and purposes, a production model.

By David Thomas | September 4, 2014 | Comments (4)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Photos

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Throughout all of its 20-plus years on the road, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been a staple of affordable driving fun. Even now, it's still a relative bargain as a convertible with impeccable handling starting at just $24,765 with destination charge.

Related: More 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Details, Photos

The MX-5 is continually nominated in Cars.com's Top Picks for Driving Fun nominations in our annual Best Of awards. After years of being relatively unchanged, the current 2015 MX-5 Miata is overdue for a complete overhaul despite its on-road prowess, so the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has a lot to live up to.

Check out photos of the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata below, we'll be adding more as we get them later tonight. And stay tuned for more coverage of the all-new MX-5 Miata very soon.

By Joe Bruzek | September 3, 2014 | Comments (8)

Mazda Confirms New MX-5 Miata for 2016

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Mazda is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its feisty little roadster with a big announcement: The automaker plans to unveil the fourth generation of the MX-5 Miata in September. Mazda didn't release any details, but we know the redesigned car will wear the 2016 model year.

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

Mazda gave enthusiasts a sneak peek at the 2014 New York International Auto Show when it showed off the vehicle's new SkyActiv chassis and announced that the new MX-5 "would be lighter, stronger and with a physical footprint more in tune with its first-generation predecessor than with its heavier, larger current-day cousin." Check back for more when the car debuts on Sept. 3.

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears (2014 model shown)

By Jennifer Geiger | July 3, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Photo Gallery (23 Photos)

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Spring has sprung in Cars.com's Chicago office, and not just in terms of the weather, but also the tops that are popping off of our latest crop of test convertibles. We recently spent some time in Mazda's fun, fling-able MX-5 Miata hardtop convertible, a car that's retained the same formula for the past 20-plus years: compact + affordable + uncomplicated = fun. We tested the Club model, which adds a front air dam and diffuser, 17-inch alloy wheels, a sport suspension, Club badges and specific interior trim.

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Click here for the full review, and check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | June 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Test Car Gallery

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Toys are supposed to be fun, and Mazda's roadster is a blast to drive. The 2013 MX-5 Miata convertible comes standard with a cloth top; our test car had the available power-retractable hardtop, and its operation is quick and smooth.

The two-passenger Miata is one of the most affordable droptops on the market. Base Sport models start at $24,515. Cars.com tested a midlevel Club hardtop model, which started at $29,260 (all prices include a $795 destination charge). The model adds a sport suspension and specific wheels along with Club badges and trim inside and out.

Click here for the full review and check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | July 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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The Mazda MX-5 Miata is like an eternal bachelor who didn't change much after college; he's satisfied with his uncomplicated lifestyle and forever up for a good time. The roadster's 2013 version is fun for a fling if you have other potential suitors, but probably not the one you'd settle down with. Cars.com reviewer Jennifer Geiger says the two-seater has plenty of zip, while precise handling keeps things exciting. However, when the top goes up, the fun dials down. Check out Geiger's review.

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

By Matt Schmitz | July 17, 2013 | Comments (1)

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