2019 Mazda MX-5: Everything You Need
June 19 2019,
It’s hard not to use the age-old adage of “good things come in small packages” when talking about the Mazda MX-5. Because in the case of this minute two-seater that’s most definitely true. While not big on interior space, the MX-5 is massive on personality and drivability.
One of the best things about the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is how little it’s changed over the years. What was once known as the Miata and now the MX-5 has always been a fun-to-drive two-seat roadster. Quick and nimble, the MX-5 might just be the perfect weekend cruiser/track attack car. Especially with three pedals.
For 2019, you can choose to have your Mazda MX-5 with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic, but shifting your own gears in this spirited little roadster really is the only way to go. For 2019 Mazda engineers ensured every last ounce of power and performance was squeezed from the car’s Skyactiv-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
That might not seem like a huge amount of power, but in a car that’s a small as the MX-5 (just 1,065 kg with an auto transmission), the power to weight ratio is an impressive 126.0W/kg. What does that mean in the real world? It means the Mazda MX-5 is an absolutely joy to drive because it feels quick and is also one of the most perfectly balanced cars on the road today with a near 50/50 weight balance from nose to tail.
And let’s take a moment to talk about that nose and tail on the new Mazda MX-5. Since ND (fourth generation) model was unveiled in 2014, the previously-known-as Miata took on a whole new futuristic and, let’s be honest, sexy silhouette. With much more angular features in the front and back, the MX-5 is sporty not only in its drive, but in its look as well.
Inside the 2019 Mazda MX-5, there’s not a whole bunch of room, but what’s there is exactly what’s needed to properly enjoy the ride. A simplistic entertainment system with a full-colour touchscreen, as well as Mazda’s HMI system can be found, along with optional Recaro racing seats. If you opt for the soft top version over the RF, it’s a manual open and close, that’s quick and easy to operated.
To find out more about the 2019 Mazda MX-5 and all it has to offer, head down to your local Metrotown Mazda to speak to one of our experts. And you do not want to miss a test drive in this one.