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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images – EAST AUTO NEWS

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images


Connectivity within the 2019 Mazda MX-5 takes on a brand new that means. The connection the automobile makes between the driving force and the highway is extra entertaining than any infotainment software program. Base fashions are pretty spartan and dressy trims are removed from luxurious.

However the one sin Mazda commits within the MX-5 is with its infotainment software program—it’s dysfunctional, at greatest. Ranging from a mean rating, the 2019 Miata rings the bell at a 5 for options with one level added for the display screen measurement that’s rapidly taken away for its irritating controller and software program. (Learn extra about how we charge vehicles.)

Base Sport convertibles, which value greater than $26,500, are geared up with material inside, a 7.0-inch infotainment show, 16-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and two USB ports. Newly normal this yr are a rearview digital camera and a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes.

Sport convertibles are the model we’d counsel for many consumers with out monitor days circled on their calendars. A spend-up security package deal provides blind-spot displays, lane departure warnings and low-speed computerized emergency braking for $850.

The Membership trim provides performance-related options reminiscent of a limited-slip differential, stiffer springs and entrance shock tower brace (handbook transmission variations solely); 17-inch wheels with wider tires; upgraded audio; and upgraded material seats for practically $4,000 greater than the bottom convertible. Two expensive choices packages add heated Recaro seats and upgraded brakes, or leather-based upholstery, upgraded brakes, and wheels. Both package deal provides $4,400 or $3,700 to the general value, so we advise approaching each with warning.

Grand Touring fashions go additional with extra luxurious objects however cease wanting feeling like a luxurious automobile. Leather-based upholstery, heated seats, navigation, adaptive headlights, and visitors signal recognition swell the underside line past $30,000. Grand Touring trims choose out of the Membership’s racier limited-slip differential and stiffer springs however can sub these again in for more cash.

The RF hardtop is barely obtainable in Membership and Grand Touring trim ranges and prices roughly $2,700 greater than comparably geared up convertibles.

Mazda prices extra for 3 sensible shades on the MX-5 Miata: Soul Purple, Snowflake White, and Machine Grey. We wouldn’t begrudge any purchaser for spending extra on any of the colours, significantly Soul Purple.

We do take umbrage with the bottom infotainment system within the MX-5. The software program’s pared-down show makes any typical activity a chore, proper all the way down to altering the radio station. The 7.0-inch show is sharp and shiny however its controller is out of attain and requires an unusually excessive variety of button presses for even widespread duties. We’ve often bumped the controller and buttons with our forearms whereas shifting, including to our general irritation. In contrast to Mazda’s crossovers, there’s no assist from obtainable Apple CarPlay or Android Auto within the MX-5.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Evaluation, Rankings, Specs, Costs, and Images – EAST AUTO NEWS
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