2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata


The Mazda MX-5 Miata is a wonderful choice for a convertible sports car, with its beautifully-sculpted design, excellent driving dynamics, advanced safety features, and affordable price tag. The MX-5 Miata received a host of upgrades for the 2019 model-year. We highlight these changes in this 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata comparison.

The biggest upgrades for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata are on the performance front. Mazda re-tuned the MX-5 Miata’s SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine, resulting in greater power and efficiency. The 2019 model delivers 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque, compared to 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque for the 2018 model. The 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata also received a new exhaust system, has improved combustion, and has a higher final drive ratio for the automatic transmission. These enhancements resulted in a more responsive driving experience, as well as faster acceleration.

2019 Mazda MX-5 MiataVS2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
151 lb-ftTorque148 lb-ft
AvailableSmart City Brake SupportNo
AvailableBrown Canvas TopNo


In addition to all of the performance improvements, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata raises the bar for safety even higher. All 2019 models now come standard with a rearview camera. Also, the 2019 model offers the newly available Traffic Sign Recognition and Smart City Brake Support. 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata buyers have the choice of the new brown canvas soft top. New black metallic 17-inch wheels, a new telescoping steering wheel, and new doors and door stops complete the feature upgrades for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Regardless of which Mazda MX-5 Miata model you choose, you’ll be getting an exceptional sports car at an affordable price. If you live in Orange County, California and would like to get behind the wheel of either the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata or 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata, then come visit us at Capistrano Mazda!

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