Not only is there not a whole lot of room for passengers in the 2009 Mazda Miata, but the trunk is rather small, and there isn't much in the way of storage space. The soft-top is easy to use; just flick the header latches and flip it over the shoulder into a shallow holding area. The center console has more flexible storage, and a padded armrest provides better comfort. The Miata is one of the most fun-to-drive cars around, despite its relatively modest engine power. The Sport and Touring models add more standard features such as larger wheels, cruise control and power door locks. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.
Driving enthusiasts and sports car club members love its wonderful handling and overall nimble performance. Power and torque remain the same 160bhp and 130lb ft but fitting a forged crankshaft, floating pistons and new valvegear means peak power climbs from 6700rpm to 7000rpm and the redline jumps by 500rpm to 7500rpm. But what it lacks in outright grunt it more than makes up for with impeccable poise and balance that lets you exploit more of its modest power more of the time. Factor in compliant suspension, excellent body control, a wonderfully mechanical short-throw gearshift action and powerful brakes and you have a car that feels more alive at 30mph than most sports cars do at 100mph. The Touring and Grand Touring add a six-speed manual transmission, while the Grand Touring trim adds a cloth rather than vinyl top, tan or black leather seats, automatic climate control, heated seats and a Bose audio system.
NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. The interior is neatly trimmed with high-quality materials, and it's even a little more spacious than before, though no one will complain about too much shoulder room in a Miata. Enhancements are also made to the transmission, suspension and traction control system. The Suspension Package offered on the Sport and Grand Touring adds Bilstein shocks, limited-slip differential and sport suspension. Pour it along a winding road and you can sew the corners together with grin-inducing precision.
With crisp highs and a thumping bass, the Bose system can easily defeat the most deafening wind noise. The intake and exhaust acoustics have also been enhanced for a more engaging roof-down soundtrack. The retractable hardtop became an option in 2007. Optional features include the six-speed automatic, power locks, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension. If this is going to be your only mode of transport, you're not going to win many friends when it's your turn to drive the co-workers to lunch. A six-speed automatic is optional. This mid-life facelift should be a useful sales pick-me-up.
The system even has different settings for leather versus cloth interior. When the available hardtop is retracted and folded away, the Miata has 5. So forget about its lack of visual aggression and revel in its outright willingness and enthusiasm. A six-speed automatic with manual shift mode is optional on the Touring, Sport and Grand Touring trims. The soft-top model includes a vinyl version on base cars and a fabric one on mid-scale models. You'll still have enough luggage room for a short weekend trip. First- through fourth-gear synchros on the six-speed manual transmissions are now carbon-coated, and the suspension has been recalibrated with less intrusive Dynamic Stability Control.
WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. Bose has created an optional sound system that adjusts equalization settings depending upon whether the top is up or down. Unlike the original Miata, however, differences are present. The Power Retractable Hard Top model was released in 2007. Hmm — hardly groundbreaking changes.
According to reviews read by TheCarConnection. Both the five- and six-speed manuals provide precise shifts that make quick work of gear changes. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Dual front and side airbags, along with anti-lock brakes, are standard, but stability control is only available on the most expensive model.
When the hardtop is retracted and folded away, the Miata has 5. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control, the limited-slip differential, Smart Key, Bluetooth and xenon headlamps can be had by ordering the Premium Package, which is available only on the Grand Touring trim level. While good news for the driver, the passenger now has to deal with limited foot and knee space. The dials are new, as are the grippier seats — thank you, Recaro — the climate control dials are now silvered, the shiny black strip running through the dash is now a matt silver, the Bose stereo is now even more powerful and the hugely annoying door-mounted cup holders that dug into your knee no matter what driving position you adopted have been ditched. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Biggest news is a thorough overhaul of the top 2.
BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. The four-cylinder engines are zippy and responsive, the steering and handling are sportscar-perfect, and the manual transmissions are a sheer joy to shift. Optional features include the six-speed automatic, power locks, Sirius Satellite Radio, steering-wheel audio controls, and a sport suspension. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. The front suspension tweaks mean the nose is now even keener to peel into corners and the chatty steering and sparkling chassis work hand in glove to keep you constantly informed about under-tyre conditions.