The 2014 Mazda Miata MX-5 is in it’s third generation having been around since 2006 and they’ve changed the styling for a bigger, wider, and heavier car than it was when it was first introduced. It’s got a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder with 167 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. That’s all paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. There is an automatic available, but you’ll take a horsepower hit down to 158, and the manual is a heck of a lot more fun to drive. Fuel consumption numbers are 21/28/24 city/highway/combined.
The interior of the Mazda Miata MX-5 subscribes to the KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) design philosophy with nice clean lines and without lots of overblown technology. It’s got just a radio and a CD player and presets that are easy to program making the focus here all about the ride. Although, it might be a little too simple with the absence of a USB port.
Watch our drive and review of the 2014 Mazda Miata MX-5…
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole is a member of the New England Motor Press Association and also writes for Automotive IT News, NerdApproved, and GeekMom. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.