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What can we say about the Mazda MX-5 Miata that hasn’t already been said? The small roadster is an icon that is now in its fourth decade of existence. The MX-5 Miata is a smile-inducer with a fun to drive factor not many other cars match, regardless of the price.

There are still two versions of Mazda’s roadster available, a conventional soft-top convertible and the hard-top RF.

The Current Mazda MX-5 Miata is (Mostly) Timeless

For 35 years, the Mazda MX-5 (Miata) has thrilled enthusiasts with its engaging, top-down, back-to-basics driving experience. Mazda’s formula has worked so well, the brand rarely needs to change much about the roadster. Over its lifespan, the MX-5 has only gone through four generations. The industry standard for replacing a vehicle with a successor is around 5 years. The MX-5 is currently averaging close to 9 years before getting replaced.

The latest MX-5 (called the ND by enthusiasts) is no exception. Introduced for the 2016 model year, the car is celebrating its ninth anniversary this year. While most vehicles are showing their age by this point (we’re looking at you Toyota 4Runner and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport), the MX-5 remains just as good as it did when Obama was still in office. How is that possible? We try to explain in the points below.

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2023 Mazda MX-5 Review: Commoving Commuter Conundrum

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been reviewed countless times by us, in countless ways. There have been summer tests, track tests, winter tests, and comparison tests. As a perennial favorite among the staff here, we never pass up an opportunity to drive it.

A couple of weeks ago one of those opportunities arrived again. The vehicle I was set to review was unavailable, so I began calling around to see what else I could get my hands on. Mazda had an available vehicle, a shiny red a 2023 Mazda Miata Club (GS-P in Canada).

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Fun in the Sun: Mazda MX-5 Miata and Mini Cooper S Convertible

The leaves are changing color again. The temperatures are starting to dip. Forget summer; now is prime convertible weather.

The open-air experience is a potent one, a feast for the senses. It’s also increasingly rare, as carmakers ditch, well, cars, and two-doors in particular. Back at the turn of the century you could find convertibles in pretty much every segment. Now it’s basically muscle cars, luxury cars, and… off-roaders. And this duo.

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Toyota GR86 vs Subaru BRZ vs Mazda MX-5 Miata: Simple Pleasures

We’re a practical bunch here at AutoGuide. We like when something serves dual purposes, like this three car comparison of the Toyota GR86 vs Subaru BRZ vs Mazda MX-5 Miata. It’s both a family rivalry and a rematch.

The last time we stuck the Toyota 86 (nee GR) up against the Mazda Miata, it was Mazda’s topless wonder that came out ahead. It was simply more fun. Toyota has thoroughly tweaked its two-door coupe on the way to its GR86 rebranding, dropping in a bigger-displacement engine, adding more creature comforts, modernizing the looks—and all the while, like the Miata, barely adding any weight.

But we couldn’t leave it at that. Since the introduction of the Toyobaru twins a decade ago, one of the most common questions is how the Toyota and Subaru iterations differ. So we brought along the BRZ too, to really get granular. A week with them all, between myself, managing editor Mike Schlee, and contributing writer (and photographer) Harry Zhou gave us the answers we were looking for.

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Detailed Specs

Price$28,050 - $38,550
Engine 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder
Power181 hp
Torque151 lb-ft.
Transmission6MT / 6AT
Fuel Economy (city/hwy)26 mpg / 34-35 mpg
Cargo Capacity 4.5 - 4.6 cu ft. Staff Staff

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