There’s a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood of every 2021 Mazda Miata which pumps out 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 Miata comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, but it can be switched out for a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy varies a bit depending on the transmission. The manual transmission gets 25-city/34-highway mpg, while automatic transmission models get 26-city/35-highway mpg. Every 2021 Miata is RWD.
For those serious about performance, the Club 6MT and Grand Touring 6MT trims are equipped with tunnel under bars, a front tower brace, and lower arm bar options. These upgrades are not available on the automatic transmission versions of those trims. The Brembo/BBS Recaro package is also available. It adds Brembo performance front brakes, Recaro heated seats, 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, side sill extensions, and a rear bumper kit.
The Miata is as much a daily driver as it is a track car, thanks to its integrated technology. Standard features include a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth capability, HD Radio, two USB ports, low-speed forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera. More tech is added at higher trims, such as a GPS navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, SiriusXM satellite radio, traffic sign recognition, adaptive headlights, automatic rain-sensing wipers, and automatic high-beam headlights.