...Fuel economy is also impressive at an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 24 mpg in combined driving for the five-speed manual. The six-speed manual and automatic sacrifice only a single mpg in city mileage. Safety: Antilock disc brakes and side airbags are standard; however, stability control is available as an option on the Grand Touring model only. Interior Design and Special Features: Sitting behind the wheel of a 2010 Mazda Miata, you'll get the feeling that you're wearing the car, rather than sitting in it. The fit is snug for average-sized adults, but not cramped. Taller...
...Owners can raise or lower the soft-top from inside the car with one hand, Mazda notes. The Retractable Hardtop trims upgrade to a power-retractable top, which Mazda introduced in 2007. The hardtop raises and lowers in 12 seconds. All convertible tops fold down into a storage well behind the seats.Standard interior features for the Sport trim include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows, and a six-speaker audio system with a CD player and an MP3 input jack. The Touring trim adds steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, remote keyless entry, an auto-dimming...
...It's pretty breezy in the cabin with the top down, even when driving at city speeds. On the highway, taller people will feel the air buffeting the top of their head and rushing around them. The retractable hardtop doesn't restrict visibility that much when up. Checking your left-side blind spot means leaning forward a little to see around the roof support, but you get a good view when checking the right-side one; the roof pillar isn't big enough to completely obscure another car. The Inside You might be surprised at how accommodating the Miata's two-seat cabin is for taller occupants. I stand...
...but the two-seat configuration provides more driver space than you might expect. Standard air conditioning Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel Standard cloth upholstery Optional leather seats Optional heated seats Optional steering-wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls Under the Hood A 2.0-liter four-cylinder powers the Miata with 158 horsepower when teamed with the optional six-speed automatic transmission. When equipped with the five- or six-speed manual, it produces 167 hp. The difference comes from a higher redline with the manual: 7,200 rpm, rather than 6,700 rpm with the...
...and it was there, especially with my car's optional Suspension Package, which includes sport tuning and a limited-slip differential . Thankfully, the ride quality was still livable, keeping in perspective that it's a small car, yet steering feedback is excellent and all the various components and attributes work together so well that your confidence grows with every mile. In time you're looking for reasons to turn, practically seeking out boneheaded traffic scenarios you can scoot past in your overgrown rollerskate. Lest you think I'm a biased Miata owner, drop by your nearest racing club...
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