2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata 25th Anniversary Edition

Pros: Pure sports-car personality; joyous fun to drive; lower-end models are reasonably affordable

Cons: Tight cockpit for large occupants; limited cargo space; basic design dates back to 2006 model year

CG Says: For 2015, the MX-5 Miata gets a limited-edition 25thAnniversary model. Mazda says that just 100 examples are being built, and that all of them are already spoken for. Also, base Sport models get a cloth soft top instead of vinyl for 2015. An all-new next-generation MX-5 Miata is set to debut soon as a 2016 model. Though its design is a bit long in the tooth, the 2015 Miata is still great fun to drive and reasonably fuel-efficient. The available retractable hard top, though remarkably well engineered, is a very expensive addition to an already pricey car. Fortunately, most of the Miata’s top-notch driving characteristics are present and accounted for in the entry-level Sport model. That’s where we would steer buyers interested in this convertible.

The Facts
Class Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mazda
Nation of Manufacture Japan
Base Prices Sport: $23,970
Club: $26,905
Club Power Retractable Hardtop: $28,665
Grand Touring: $27,550
Grand Touring Power Retractable Hardtop: $29,450
25th Anniversary Edition: $32,205

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
167 (manual), 158 (automatic)
Std. Transmission
5-speed (Sport) or 6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

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