Mazda MX-5 Miata Review

26/35  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.8  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4.6  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 MX-5 Miata?

The Mazda MX-5 Miata Brembo/BBS Recaro package still includes the BBS wheels, Brembo brakes, and aero exterior trim of the 2017 version, but Recaro seats have been added for 2018. The Brembo/BBS Package is also back with slight improvements such as the addition of black leather heated seats. You can get either of these packages on the Club model along with a standard six-speed manual transmission.

2017 MX-5 Miata Interior

The Mazda Connect infotainment system is a new addition for 2018 to the Sport model as well as a dark cherry soft-top. Another significant change is that the Grand Touring now has Auburn Nappa leather seats.

Trims & Features

The 2018 MX-5 Miata comes in three trim packages. This includes the Sport, Club, and Grand Touring packages. All three rear wheel drive trims feature the two seat/two door design with a six speed transmission. You'll also find interior options for each that coordinate beautifully with the available exterior colors such as Auburn, Black, or Sport Tan.

The most affordable trim package is the Sport. Available with a manual or automatic transmission, this level gets an average of 26 miles per gallon in the city. Highway mpg varies slightly with 33 for the manual and 35 with the Automatic. The Sport is offered in a choice of four colors that includes Arctic White, Ceramic Metallic, Jet Black Mica, and the new Soul Red Crystal.

One step up you'll find the Club trim package available in an automatic or manual transmission. Both have an average of 26 miles per gallon in the city. The automatic Club package gets 35 on the highway while the manual transmission only gets 33. In addition to the exterior colors found with the Sport package, the Club is available in Machine Gray.

The top level of trim packages is the manual transmission Grand Touring. This option offers 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway. Along with a more luxurious appeal, the Grand Touring is available in all of the previously mentioned exterior colors as well as Eternal Blue and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.

The 7.0 inch infotainment system comes as standard equipment on the 2018 MX-5 Miata. Keyless ignition, LED headlights, a leather wrapped steering wheel, and cloth upholstery adds to its appeal. The Club package offers the option of Brembo front brakes in combination with BBS brakes, and you can further upgrade with Recaro heated sports seats.

Powertrain Specs

2017 MX-5 MiataA 2.0 liter, four cylinder engine is found under the hood of the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata. It is rated with a 155 horsepower, but doesn't lack power when you consider its light curb weight of only 2,300 pounds. The Miata can reach a speed of 60 mph in only six seconds. The option of either a manual or automatic transmission allows you to pick the perfect Miata whether it will be used for touring or on the track.

MX-5 Miata Safety

2017 MX-5 MiataStandard safety equipment on all 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata vehicles includes anti-lock brakes, four airbags, and stability control. In the Club trim package you'll also discover rear cross-traffic alerts and blind-spot monitors while the Grand Touring level has additional features such as adaptive headlights that follow curves, lane departure warnings, and automatic high-beam headlights.

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