The MX-5 Miata roadster is powered by a 155-hp direct injection SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine, which is mated to either a six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Trim levels include Sport, Club and Grand Touring, standard safety equipment on all trims include dual front airbags, seat mounted side impact airbags, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, engine immobilizer and anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution. The top-of-the-line Grand Touring trim is also standard with blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and adaptive headlights with high beam control. The MAZDA CONNECT system is standard on the Club and GT and it includes a 7-inch touchscreen, HD radio, internet radio, SMS messaging and emergency 911 notification.
For 2016, the MX-5 Miata has been completely redesigned top to bottom with the goal of shedding weight and increasing performance over the previous generation.