First Drive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

BARCELONA, SPAIN — Five lugs good, four lugs better! The first two generations of Mazda MX-5 (nee Miata) made do with four wheel lugs in classic small-car fashion, but the bulkier third-generation car and its seventeen-inch rolling stock required the addition of a fifth. When early photos of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata… » 1/30/15 11:40am 1/30/15 11:40am

2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata Drops The Smiley Derp Face

The latest iteration of Mazda's KODO design language lands on the refreshed MX-5 Miata, replacing its Derpy smiling face with something slightly more aggressive. This upgrade is only for Japan now, but we're hoping and expecting it'll arrive here for the MX-5's next model year. » 7/06/12 10:00am 7/06/12 10:00am

The Miata Is Perfect For Towing Planes

Need proof the Mazda Miata is the answer to every automotive need? Check out this little guy hauling a disassembled airplane kit. There is nothing a Miata can't do. (H/T to Jagvar!) [ThereIFixedIt] » 9/07/10 5:15pm 9/07/10 5:15pm

Next-Gen Mazda Miata May Go Rotary... Hybrid?

Japan's Best Car says Mazda's mulling an optional hybridized rotary engine for its next-generation MX-5 Miata. Enthusiasts have begged for a rotary option for years, but a hybrid? Zoom-Snore? (H/T to Al!) [7Tune via AutoBlog] » 6/16/10 3:00pm 6/16/10 3:00pm

11 Fuel-Friendly Sports Cars For The Next Gas Crisis

Although the driving public now considers $3 gasoline to be normal, another "gas crisis" is inevitable. To help you avoid a knee-jerk beige-buying reaction, we've assembled this list of fun and fuel-frugal sports cars you can buy now. » 5/07/10 12:30pm 5/07/10 12:30pm

Ten Best Cars For A Fall Weekend Trip

Fall's crisp winds, wet roads and bright foliage are here. But just because it's no longer summer doesn't mean you can't enjoy a weekend driving trip. Just as the leaves change so do the driving conditions, meaning it's time to trade in that soft-top convertible for something a little better suited to the autumn… » 10/03/08 4:00pm 10/03/08 4:00pm

2012 Mazda MX-5 To Get Radical Refresh Says Mazda Design Boss

Though recently leaked patent renderings for the 2010 Mazda MX-5 » 8/27/08 1:45pm 8/27/08 1:45pm reveal a fairly conservative refresh, designers and engineers are working on a radical change for the next all-new version of the Miata. In an interview with , Lauren Van den Acker, design boss for Mazda, comes right out and says the next all new Miata…