I’m not under any illusions about how this story will be used. It’s going to be presented as evidence by hopeful gearhead parents who desperately want to convince the other parent that, somehow, in the face of all logic, a two-seater roadster like the new 2016 Mazda Miata makes sense with kids. I’m not promising any…
In the U.S., your 2016 Mazda Miata comes in one flavor only: with a 2.0-liter inline four packing 155 horsepower. But in other markets, that’s the big gun. The base car uses a 1.5-liter four with 129 horsepower and just 111 pound-feet of torque. Obviously the bigger-engined Miata will be quicker, but how much quicker?
Who says Porsche has a monopoly on turning cars into Speedsters and Spyders? Mazda just turned out versions of both for the 2016 Miata for the SEMA show, and I kind of want one. Or both! Make it both.
Mazda’s doing the Porsche thing and bringing both Spyder and Speedster versions of the 2016 Miata to SEMA this year. I’m okay with both.
Few cars better capture the spirit of Jalopnik better than the Mazda MX-5 Miata. What do you need to know before you buy a Mazda Miata? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
There’s a little trick in that picture above, a bit of a fudge with the new Mazda Miata’s GPS that sort of explains the whole ethos of the car.
The Miata’s always been such an easy sell to car enthusiasts. Even if you’re not wild about the styling it’s hard to argue with the rest of the car’s pros: inexpensive, reliable, fun. Now that the 2016 Mazda Miata configurator has gone live, we can build our own! We’ll show you ours if you show us yours.
You can have your fancy Pebble Beach millionaire cars and your McLaren 650S. The real reason I was excited for Monterey Car Week was some extended solo seat time in the 2016 Mazda Miata, one of the cars we have as part of the festivities out here. And holy crap, is it good.
Looking for the accessory power outlet in the new 2016 Mazda Miata? Bahahahahaha you’ll never find it!
“Tell me, do you bleed?” the new 2016 Mazda Miata Club Edition asked its chief rival in the small sports car space, the Subaru BRZ, as they showed up for Motor Trend’s track-day comparison test at Willow Springs. “...You will.”
Interested in feeling a little better about the state of humanity in general? If so, put down those pills and booze and listen to this. Earlier this week, the very first, brand-new 2016 Mazda Miata met its end, by being rear-ended by an F-150 less than a mile from the dealer. Gutting, right? Well, incredibly, Mazda is…
Reviews of the 2016 Mazda Miata have been universally glowing, with auto journalists (who aren’t biased when it comes to Miatas at all, ever) praising it as something like the Second Coming, except better and with a convertible top. And yet many people with doubt in their hearts continue to pine for more power. When…
The ND Miata somehow accomplishes the impossible feat of going both forward and backward in time simultaneously. Not even the Doctor’s TARDIS can do that.
Meet Joe. Joe is the President of the Nutmeg Miata Club. As you’d imagine, he’s a huge Miata nut who took off work to check out the 2016 Mazda Miata when we were at Lime Rock Park. I gave him a ride on Lime Rock’s autocross. It’s safe to say he enjoyed it.
“We don’t give a shit about times on a test track.” That’s what Mazda’s engineering guru Dave Coleman told me. And that’s not only what makes the 2016 Mazda Miata an amazing car, but also a great Miata. The definitive lightweight sports car is back and it’s bringing a renaissance along with it.
We were lucky enough to get to take the 2016 Mazda Miata to the track at Lime Rock Park last week. We aren’t able to tell you what we thought about the car until the embargo lifts... but here’s what it looks like.