The New 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Performance Specs are Better Than Ever

September 29th, 2015 by

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataThe 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been fully redesigned this year, and there are more than just a few reasons to be excited. Keeping its signature look while continuing to push its way into the future, the all-new Mazda MX-5 Miata brings more sophisticated driving dynamics and impressive numbers to the table. Get a look at the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata performance specs for yourself before making your way to Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL to get behind the wheel to feel them in action.

New Lightweight Design

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been redesigned with an eye to performance and fuel economy. That’s why it has dropped 200 pounds this year. In addition, there are a wide range of advanced performance options and packages available, including sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein shocks, a shock-tower brace, and a limited-slip differential. There is also a Brembo/BBS package with Brembo front brakes, an aero body kit, and 17-inch BBS wheels.

New Powertrain

Every version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with a standard 2.0L four-cylinder engine that makes 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. Choose between the standard, smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission and an available six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Power on all models is delivered to the rear wheels in order to help achieve a weight distribution that’s remarkably close to a perfect 50/50. Fuel economy is also pretty strong at an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with the six-speed manual.

Thanks to its new lightweight design and a focus on performance that encompasses every major system in the car, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is able to move to 60 mph in only 6.3 seconds, an improvement of 0.5 seconds over the 2015 model.


The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata comes accessibly priced, bringing a genuinely engaging and high-performance roadster to auto enthusiasts with an average budget.

  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport: MSRP from $24,915
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club: MSRP from $28,600
  • 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring: MSRP from $30,065

Take the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata for a Spin at Cox Mazda

Get a feel for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata performance specs when you take one for a test drive at Cox Mazda. We’re open seven days a week, and you should feel free to contact our sales team if you have any questions before you come in!