New Car Review Video

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 5 Reasons to Buy - Video

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 AWD Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$20,624
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$22,995
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 AWD Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$22,680
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 i Sport Sedan
Used 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3
$13,161
RELATED READING
See all Mazda Miata MX5 articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs MAZDA cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Colin Ryan November 2015

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is simply one of the best-handling cars around. Since the original Miata came out in 1990, there's been about 1 million sold. Here are five reasons why you'll be sold on this fantastic 2-seater convertible.

Accessible Rear-Drive Thrills

Most of us are familiar with front-wheel-drive cars these days. However, there's a particular thrill in rear-drive machines, which offer better balance and cornering abilities. The MX-5 has that precision and poise, but won't get you into trouble with too much power. It's the perfect introduction to rear-wheel drive, and it also has enough substance to remain fun once you've become familiar with it.

Affordable Rear-Drive Thrills

In general, sporty cars with this layout are expensive to buy and run. The 2016 MX-5 starts at around $26,000 and averages 30 miles per gallon. Efficiency and affordability have never been so attractive.

Sticking Power

Yes, there's an automatic transmission option, but the whole point of a car like this is to get really involved. When a 6-speed manual transmission has a shift action as slick as this, then the fun factor goes up and up.

Build Quality

Although the MX-5 takes its original inspiration from British sports cars of the 1960s, it certainly isn't put together in the same way. You'll enjoy a reliable engine, working electronics and excellent construction with this car.

Beats by Bose

Club and Grand Touring trims have a 9-speaker Bose sound system developed especially for the MX-5. There are dedicated settings for when the roof is up or down. In order to get that kind of specialized equipment in another convertible, you'll have to buy something like a BMW or Mercedes-Benz, and they'll be way more expensive.

Autotrader Says

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the first of a new generation and looks like it will carry on being the best-selling 2-seater roadster ever.

Find a Mazda MX-5 Miata for sale 

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 AWD Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$20,624
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$22,995
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5 AWD Grand Touring
Used 2016 MAZDA CX-5
$22,680
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 i Sport Sedan
Used 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3
$13,161
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 5 Reasons to Buy - Video - Autotrader