2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Ceramic Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,021 - $24,325
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
27 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
155
Seats
2

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.7Comfort 4.0Styling 4.6Value 4.7

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 roadster may be all-new this year, and it carries over only one thing from the previous-generation car: driving fun. With an all-new chassis, transmission, engine, style and even newfound refinement, the new MX-5 nonetheless retains its puppy-like exuberance at the prospect of being driven hard on a mountain road.

Mazda MX-5 Miata Models & Trims

Club $20,628 - $24,325
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $17,021 - $20,132
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Grand Touring $20,373 - $23,654
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.82
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
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Great drive, very up to date and technologically advanced.

Small and fast and a great drive. Love the soft top in almost all weathers. This is my third Miata and maybe I will get another one in the future.

Zoot b
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It is not a race car. It is sporty two seater, fun to drive sports car.

Like-sportiness, convertible, gas mileage, fun to drive.... Dislike-very small, little storage room, low so getting in and out is difficult.

Jim M
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Driving matters and this is the ultimate driving machine on the market for the price.

It is the best car I have ever owned. I like that it is a convertible and very sporty. I dislike that the paint chips easily though.

Courtney H
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$20,628 - $24,325
$17,021 - $20,132

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
SKYACTIV
SKYACTIV
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 (in.)
43.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 (in.)
37.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
4.6 (cu. ft.)
4.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
2
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/45WR17
P195/50VR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
90.9 (in.)
90.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
30.8 (ft.)
30.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
154.1 (in.)
154.1 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 (in.)
68.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2332 - 2381 (.lbs)
2332 - 2381 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Torque

Torque
148 (ft. lbs.)
148 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
11.9 (gal.)
11.9 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
31 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
35 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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