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2015 Mazda MX-5 MiataView 2017 Model Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Exterior

2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Two-seat convertible roadster with a soft or hard top
  • Rear-wheel drive, with near perfect weight distribution
  • 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
The 2015 Mazda Miata MX-5 continues to set the standard for lightweight, affordable motoring fun.

This marks the 25th anniversary of the Miata after its introduction many years ago at the Chicago Auto Show. To mark that milestone Mazda offered a 25th anniversary edition of the 2015 MX-5 Miata but all examples sold out within ten minutes; time has not dented the large fan following the Miata enjoys.

Styling has been pretty consistent on the Miata for several years now. The 2015 Miata will be the last model year for the “NC” generation of the roadster, with the new “ND” (fourth generation) coming in 2016. The front grille still wears the smiley styling that Mazda was known for a few years ago. A manually operated soft-top is standard, while a power hard top that can open or close in 12 seconds is optional.

Under the hood, the Miata features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that outputs 158-hp when tied to the six-speed automatic transmission, or 167-hp with the five- or six-speed manual. Mazda makes some of the best manual transmissions in the industry and the Miata is no exception; the manual has short throws and a predictable, consistent clutch pedal. It also has nearly 50/50 weight distribution, balance that gives the Miata excellent handling. Combine all these factors with rear-wheel drive and it’s easy to see why the Miata is regarded as one of the best “driver’s cars” around. Fuel economy is estimated at 22/28 mpg city/highway with the five-speed manual, or 21/28 mpg with any of the other transmissions.

The two-seat Miata’s cabin is small in all dimensions. But as we are fond of saying: if you put the top down, the sky is your cabin. Standard interior features include air conditioning, auxiliary audio input jack, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. For those who want to spruce things up a bit, Bluetooth connectivity, leather/heated seats, automatic climate control, and a Bose audio system are optional.

Front and side-impact airbags come standard, along with antilock brakes and dynamic stability control. The doors have side-impact door beams to keep occupants safe in a side collision.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 21 - 22 MPG
  • Highway: 28 MPG

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.6/5
Value:
4.7/5
Exterior:
4.9/5
Interior:
4.7/5
Comfort:
4.6/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.7/5

7 of 7 (100%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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