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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Production Starts; Pricing Announced

  • 2016 Mazda Miata is priced from $25,735 with shipping
  • MX-5 Miata will offer three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring
  • Special Launch Edition model will mark the first 1,000 units of production

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be priced from $25,735 with shipping when it goes on sale this summer. That’s the latest from Mazda, which recently announced that U.S. production of the newly redesigned MX-5 Miata has started and that the first 1,000 units will come in a special Launch Edition configuration.

According to Mazda, the $25,735 figure is for the base-level MX-5 Sport, which features 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, Bluetooth, power door locks, cruise control, a USB port for music and a 6-speed manual transmission. Drivers can add an automatic transmission for $1,075 extra.

Two other trim levels will be offered to shoppers interested in getting more equipment with their MX-5 Miata. For performance-minded drivers, there’s the midlevel Club, which starts at $29,425 and adds such sporty touches as 17-in alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a front air dam and piano-black seatback bars. Meanwhile, shoppers looking for more luxury may want to go for the top-level Grand Touring, which starts from $30,885. Its added items include SiriusXM radio, a Bose audio system, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive headlights, a 7-in touchscreen and Mazda’s latest safety features.

Finally, positioned above all other models is the new MX-5 Miata Launch Edition, which will mark the first 1,000 production units of the MX-5 Miata. Featuring a red exterior and a tan interior, the MX-5 Launch Edition offers Grand Touring equipment levels, as well as optional advanced keyless entry, leaving drivers with just one choice: manual or automatic. It’ll start from $32,090 with shipping.

Although Mazda hasn’t announced an official on-sale date for its fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, we expect to see the first Launch Edition models reaching dealers sometime this summer.

What it means to you: The wait is almost over; the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is nearly here.

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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