This Is How Much Quicker The 2.0-Liter 2016 Mazda Miata Is Than The 1.5-Liter 

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? »11/15/15 5:00pm11/15/15 5:00pm


The Answer Is Not Miata

Considering that my last two posts on Right Foot Down have been about a Mazdaspeed MX-5 and a Miata show, you’ve probably gotten the idea that I’m a bit of a Miata fanatic. You’d be right. I’ve had three – a 1990, 1991, and 1993, all Classic Red. They were daily drivers, back road bombers, autocross beasts, and track… »7/26/15 9:34am7/26/15 9:34am

Mazda Gives New Miata To Unlucky Owner Of The First Wrecked 2016 Miata

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… »7/23/15 3:10pm7/23/15 3:10pm

Want A Miata With Real Power? 'Extreme' Fiat 124 Abarth Confirmed

“It’s good, but what if it had more power?” Such is the question that has dogged the Mazda Miata for decades. Save for tuners and one turbo Mazdaspeed version, we’ve never really gotten it. Now the Italians are here to answer that question for us: the Fiat 124 Spider will get an “extreme” Abarth version. »7/20/15 7:00pm7/20/15 7:00pm

The 2016 Mazda Won't Get More Power, Deal With It Haters

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… »7/01/15 12:50pm7/01/15 12:50pm

Reddit Kid 'Bullied' Over Miata Was Probably A Hoax, But You're Great

Last week, all over the car-loving internet there was a disturbing story: a 17-year-old buys his first car, a Mazda Miata. Great choice, right? Well, not according to his post on Reddit, where he describes a depressing litany of vandalism to his car by small-minded dipshits who scrawled “bitch boy car” on his MX-5.… »6/03/15 10:00pm6/03/15 10:00pm

Put Some Class In Your Dumb Life With Mitsuoka's Insane Baroque Miata

This era of human history is a special time. The world is united in celebration over the debut of the 2016 Mazda Miata, which is really really good. But maybe you don’t want a lightweight and thoroughly modern roadster. Maybe you want a neo-Baroque Morgan knockoff with Mini Cooper headlamps. Mitsuoka has got you… »6/01/15 12:20pm6/01/15 12:20pm