2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata gets energy boost, cost dump – Autoblog

Mazda has already announced a energy upgrade for a 2019 MX-5 Miata roadster after engineers tweaked a Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter inline-four for 17 percent some-more energy and higher fuel efficiency than a effusive 2018 model. Now we know a starting cost for a soft-top version: $26,625, including end charge, that is a $915 dump from a lowest-priced 2018 model.

As is customary opposite a Miata lineup, outlay increases by 26 horsepower to 181 hp, with torque nudging adult 3 pound-feet to 151 lb-ft during 4,000 rpm. Other new facilities also lane with a changes previously announced for a 2019 Miata RF, including a telescoping steering circle and customary rearview camera. But a soft-top chronicle gets an accessible brownish-red soothing tip for an additional $200 for a Grand Touring trim (a black soothing tip is standard), new package options during any trim turn and discretionary traffic-sign approval and intelligent city stop support, that offers involuntary puncture braking during low speeds. Also new is that steering column, that is done of aluminum to save weight.

Mazda will keep a six-speed primer as an choice for all 3 trim levels, with an accessible six-speed involuntary with paddle shifters and Sport pushing mode. Standard facilities embody LED head- and taillights, 16-inch wheels, Mazda Connect infotainment with a 7-inch touchscreen monitor, Bluetooth phone pairing and audio streaming, and keyless entry.

Jump adult to a Grand Touring trim starting during $31,675 and get 17-inch dim china wheels, body-color interior trim, automobile on/off headlights, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated, leather-trimmed seats and a nine-speaker Bose Premium audio system, among other things. Mazda is also charity a $550 GT-S Package on a Grand Touring indication with a six-speed manual, a front startle building brace, limited-slip back differential and Bilstein dampers.

MX-5 Club models start during $30,485 and come customary with a GT-S Package goodies when versed with a primer transmission. Automatic versions get customary exhilarated cloth seats with resisting red stitching, body-color interior trim, black 17-inch wheels, front atmosphere dam and back mouth spoilers. There’s also an i-Activsense Club Package for $450 that comes with intelligent city stop support and lane-departure warning, and a Brembo/BBS package package that adds front Brembo rotors and calipers, red-painted stop calipers on all 4 corners, fake gunmetal wheels and a Brembo/BBS/Recaro package that adds exhilarated Recaro bucket seats.

The EPA rates fuel economy during 26 mph in a city, 35 on a highway and a total 30 mpg for a six-speed automatic, and somewhat reduce for a manual.

The 2019 MX-5 is now on sale nationwide.

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