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A 155-hp 2.0-liter I-4 with 148 lb-ft of torque is the only engine available in the 2016 MX-5 Miata and can be mated to a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy is much higher than the outgoing Miata, with manual-equipped models achieving 27/34 mpg city/highway while variants with the optional six-speed automatic are rated at an impressive 27/36 mpg.
The 2016 MX-5 Miata continues to be a great choice for cheap speed and affordable top down fun.
In a comparison test against the Subaru BRZ, the Miata won because of it provides excellent levels of response that no other car on the market has besides the more expensive Alfa Romeo 4C.
There’s good room for two passengers in the Miata but don’t expect much in terms of practicality or storage space since it doesn’t come with a glove box and the cubby in between the seats can’t hold much.
Whether its payload is sunshine and puppies (see Earn Your Happy Ending) or painful irony depends on whether Bob was a saint or a bastard.
For starters, I recently spent some time with the Miata's Italian twin, the Fiat 124 Spider, so I had the opportunity to see these rowdy roadsters side by side.
To these eyes, the Miata is the better-looking of the pair. The long-term 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is sitting in the #MTGarage with a new top and an air conditioner that works again.
The focus on light weight in the Miata, however, means that there’s not much sound deadening, leading to excessive road and wind noise entering the cabin with the roof up.
The 2016 MX-5 Miata is one of the lightest cars sold today, with a curb weight below 2,400 pounds.
The redesigned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata features a more aggressive exterior design, a lighter chassis, more efficient powertrains, and improved driving dynamics.